What a night to reflect on how God himself sent His Son, Jesus, to this earth to be born so that He would grow up to die ...for us....and because of His death on the cross, he took the punishment for our sin that we so deserved. We can freely accept Him into our lives and be ADOPTED by our Heavenly Father to belong to His family forever. Such an awesome thought to think about THIS Christmas Eve. I am in awe at this wonderful opportunity to love a child that did not come out of me and to train him and teach him what God says in His Holy Word. I know he will be difficult to train at times, but thats ok. God will be my role model in this process. He adopted me into His family when I accepted Him as my Savior way back in 1980. I have not always been easy to teach and train, but He has loved me unconditionally and had provided for my every need. I will do the same for our sweet Toby with God's help. Merry Christmas to all of you and may you also find the true meaning of this Christmas season.
Bethany, Luke and Cassidy and I went on a river cruise ride with several people from our group. We ate Papa Johns pizza (YUMMY) while looking at the beautiful lights of Guangzhou... So beautiful and impressive. David and Toby stayed at the hotel so their colds would not get worse.