Dec 15, 2011

Advent 2011, Day 19

Simbang Gabi

Instead of writing the usual Advent gospel and scripture that our family discussed, I am now writing about my kids' first Simbang Gabi. They may not have experienced the usual Simbang Gabi that Jun and I were used to but for now, this has to do. What is more important is the kids know the real essence of Christmas - the real reason why we have the Simbang Gabi.

Simbang Gabi  is a nine-day novena that culminates on Christmas eve.  It is not only a tradition but it is greatly significant as we complete our spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ.

The church is brimming with enthusiasm and as I hear the opening song , i felt genuine happiness and peace. I am with my Father and I am always welcome in His home.