The most wonderful time of the year

Drafted last December 21, 2012.

It’s funny how time flies by so fast. At the same day of last year at exactly this time, I was eating ice cream with my younger brother and my cousin at Scoops. It was a pretty hot day and we ditched my little brother’s Christmas party and went to somewhere fancier.

This year’s December 21st, I am doing the contrary to what I did before. I am sitting in my desk, checking emails from time to time, answering queries from onshore counterparts and waiting for the clock to move its short and long hand at six. This isn’t anything near fancy to last year, but what I am doing now reminds me and makes me realize that I am blessed with a job that pays me well and molds me into a better person related to the degree that I got.

Anyway, as Christmas approaches, I’d like to ask if we can celebrate the true meaning of this once-a-year-existing season. Let us not just give and receive gifts; let us not just eat, drink and enjoy. Let us not just go to church so we could complete the nine mornings and make our wishes come true, but let us remember that this is a celebration for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Let us be merry and be thankful that a Savior was born; that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; that He was sacrificed in order for us to be cleansed and be pleasing to Him. Let us always put into heart that this time of the year, it won’t be about us, us, us, but about Him and only Him.

And as we approach 2013 with joy and hope, let us look back to 2012 and point out the mistakes we’ve done and consider ourselves lucky because God had given us another year to correct and learn from those mistakes. May you have a bountiful 2013 filled with love, blessings, and happiness. May you get to know Christ (more) that you may experience a blessed and happy life in the new year.

I pray that this 2013, the Lord will guard my words, my actions, my thoughts and my heart.

“Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.” – Psalms 141:3-4

Prayers and wishes to all of you!

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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