I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I had a fantastic one!
This week leading up to Christmas was pretty crazy since everyone was out and about or out of town and we couldn't meet with them. So we did as much service as we could this week to try and soften the hearts of people. We had a great experience in which we were raking someone's yard and their neighbor came out to help us. We had an awesome conversation with him and also was able to do some well needed service for his neighbor who wasn't home but we decided to rake it anyway. It was really awesome to have immediate success from it.
So this week we had a hilarious thing happen. We had dinner at some members Christmas Eve who have two Great Dane dogs. They are super duper huge. Well we had a great dinner and they took us to a Christmas party afterwards. We had ham for dinner and were in a hurry so they stacked things in front of the left over ham, pushed it to the back wall of the counter, and figured it was well hidden and such that the dogs wouldn't be tempted to get it. They haven't in the past and so we left. When we got back from the Christmas party (which was awesome and many non members were there) the wife asked the husband if he had put the ham away and thanked him for doing that for her. He said he didn't do it though and then they went out and told the kids thank you but they didn't either. So they are looking for this ham. It was literally like 3/4 of a ham. Hard to miss. Well they get out the computer and look at the cameras they have in their house. In those cameras we find that one of the dogs Daisy decided that ham was well worth it and snatched it right off the counter not even a minute after we left! So in essence that ham was completely gone and consumed by a 5 month old Great Dane puppy that thought she deserved some ham. We found her and she definitely was noticeably fat. It was the laugh of the night and we loved it.
I hope everyone didn't forget our true meaning of celebrating Christmas as well as remembering how important our savior is in every aspect of life. Had He not been perfect, had He not be selfless, had He not been the very Christ the prophets testified of. Nothing good we enjoy today would be here. All good things come from God and had his plan been frustrated, we wouldn't have such good things. But because Jesus Christ was perfect, because He descended below all things, because He lived, we are here today with a hope and future that is possible through Him. Many don't know of this and as we have received such light in out lives, we must take part and be the light of the world and let Christ's light and restored truth shine through the darkening world. He declared he is the light. And later on declared we are as well. We get light from him, he is the source of it. But are we letting the current flow? Or are we an inn keeper who has decided there is no room for Jesus?