Monday, October 5, 2009
All I want for Christmas...
Is it too soon for a Christmas list? Naw....
We limit our kiddos to three gifts each. This is specifically for the three gifts given to Jesus by the three Wise Men: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (And it helps our pocketbook, too!) These three gifts represent Christ's three roles. Gold is for His Kingship. Frankincense was typically used in worship in the temple symbolizing Christ's role as our High Priest. Myrrh was used in embalming to anoint the dead representing His death and resurrection.
We have modified those to relate to ourselves in saying that Gold is the one gift you really, really, really want. THE gift. The ONE RING. Oh, wait...that's Gollum. Your frankincense gift is something that will draw you closer to God and aid in your worship towards him...a Bible, a Bible Study, devotional book, a worship cd, to name a few. The myrrh gift is something that will adorn your body...clothing, shoes, robes, hair bows, lotions, bath stuff, jewelry, etc.
Now, our oldest is just 5 so we are still improvising on this. Their Frankincense gift, for example will be a VeggieTales video or a book about Jesus. Last year, the boys' myrrh gift was superhero capes. Their gold gift was a Geo-Trax set. You with me now?
So...in the spirit of keeping with our family's tradition...here are mine!
Gold: A trip with my husband. Alone. As in...no kids. Any destination would be lovely, but I'd really love to go here:
Frankincense: The three schools offered on Carm.org (Theology, Apologetics, Critical Thinking)
Myrrh: Gift Certificates either to adorn myself....or my house! (In which case, we all win, right???)
Chances of my getting my Gold gift are pretty slim this year. You know, the economy and all. Oh, that and we bought a new house. Yeah. I'm ok with that. I guess. If.I.have.to.be.
But the others are pretty doable unless you wanna translate my myrrh gift into a new sectional couch....in which case my #1 is cheaper. Just sayin'.
I won't even bother to mention that we could get the couch in the same city as my #1 and kill two birds with one stone.