Around the 1st of December, I am ready to adorn the house with Christmas
decorations. I drag out boxes and bins filled with decorations of years
gone by, and then go shopping to purchase new ones. Some of the most
precious items are those saved from yesteryear, now treasured for the
very memories they hold within. Some of the newer Christmas items make
decorating more simple, such as exterior carpet lighting. Old and new
they are place in one room and then another, reminding me of this most
special time of year. The tree lights always seem to be a hassle, but
worth the efforts when night time arrives and the shimmer of tiny lights
fill the room.
Our decorations cannot compare with those of God. Have you noticed how
He trimmed the world? He hung the stars and moon against the black sky,
so we could enjoy their light. He gave us color galore in the form of
four seasons. He gave us sun to make things grow and to warm our aching
bones. He ornamented our world with animals to love and people to form
tender relationships with. He gave us a heart to seek after Him. He
decorated the heart of each of His children with the most beautiful
adornment of all. He has wrapped our hearts in His love, and sent us the
Christ child, so that we would never be separated from the Father.
I pray this Christmas season, as I continue to add to my household
decorations, I will remember God's decorations, and thank Him for them.