There was much baking going on in Santa’s Kitchen South this past week-end. Our daughter and two of the three grand daughters spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning preparing goodies for friends and neighbors. The results were spectacular.
Those are red velvet cookies to the right and not pictured are cinnamon roll cookies, which are amazing. Santa was definitely pleased with the effort.
All of our shopping was done prior to this past week-end and all of the gifts have been wrapped. Now is time to sit back and enjoy the remainder of the Holiday season. Mary and Joseph were not so fortunate. The birth of a baby brings all sorts of new activities into a household. There is feeding, bathing, and meeting every need of a newborn. We don’t know how long it took for the three wise men to see Christ, but we know that they did not arrive on the same night as the shepherds. After they had worshiped the Savior and departed, Joseph and Mary were advised to flee Israel and go to Egypt. Herod had already formed a plan to destroy this “King of the Jews” and an angel warned the parents and told them to leave the area. The salvation of mankind is but a mere infant and evil is already seeking to destroy Him. Evil still seeks to destroy the ministry of the Holy Spirit by convincing men that they are not worthy of salvation or that salvation is not necessary. The apostle Peter has told us that there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. The sweetest gift ever given on Christmas was a Savior. Glory to God in the highest.