I can't believe it's been this LOOOONGG since I've posted...I
meant to post this awhile ago. Better late than never-
1 Corinthians 13
If I decorate my house perfectly with greenery, strands of twinkling lights and fancy gold balls, but do not show love to my family,
I am just another (wannabe) decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies...preparing semi-gourmet meals and throwing together a beautifully adorned table at mealtime (along with the paper towels), but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.
If I trim the tree with baubles and burlap, attend a myriad of holiday parties and buy and wrap a million gifts...
...but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust...
...but giving the gift of love will endure :-)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and lots of love from our family to yours!