Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 340 of 365

It's been a long and exhausting day today, but I have never felt more rewarded after a day at work... I got to continue my volunteering with Toys for Tots... All of the toys aren't in yet, but before I finished my volunteering shift we hit our goal for Epcot and surpassed it... One of the areas donated more than 50% of the toys and what is even more remarkable is that the cast from that area isn't even from the United States... Before they began their jobs at Disney, they had no knowledge of Toys for Tots, in fact in their country, toy drives like these aren't the norm... From what I was told, their leader took a group of volunteers to assist the Marine Corps with family sign ups so that the cast could see and understand who the toys would be going to... The cast were so touched by their experience that they started collecting toys like crazy...

It's been a hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit this year...well not so much hard as it's had ups and downs... But this reminded me once again what the true meaning is for this time of year...

Over 2,000 years ago, God sent us all the perfect gift, one that would brings us true happiness, if only we are willing to receive Him...  

Today a child is born on earth
Today the glory of God shines
Everywhere for all of the world
Jesus, born on this day he is our light and salvation
Jesus, born on this day he is the King of all nations


Behold the Lamb of God has come
Behold the Saviour is born sing of his love to everyone
Jesus, Born on this day heavenly child in the manger
Jesus, born on this day He is our Lord and Savior


Today our hearts rejoice in him
Today the light of his birth thrills us with hope
Brings peace on earth
Jesus, born on this day He is our light and salvation
Jesus, born on this day he is the King of all nations
Today a child is born on earth
Today the glory of God shines everywhere for all of the world

He is light He is love He is grace born on Christmas day.
(repeat 4x)

Avalon

Love, peace and give from your heart...
Musicsongbird