When the Twinkle Lights Are All Aglow

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Phew. The Christmas decorations are finally up. What used to take me one day, has now turned into a 4-day extravaganza. It’s not due to the sheer number of knick-knacks or glittery ornaments, more so the exhaustion of this busy holiday season. tree

Since Thanksgiving, life has been a whirlwind. Spinning faster than I can handle. It almost has me wishing for January, when there’s nothing going on and I can exhale a little.

But, as I’ve said before, if I keep wishing time away, I’m going to miss the time God has put right in front of me.

Like the special moment when Ethan was able to help set up the Nativity scene for the first time (the same Nativity that I used to set up in my home as a little girl).

Or the joy of spending this Christmas together as a family of four.

Or the yearly tradition of picking out the perfect ornament.

Or the blessing of making yummy goodies for our neighbors as a way to say we care about you.

Or the opportunity to reach out to our community by hosting our Rockin’ Christmas Eve experience at church.

Or the ultimate reminder that we have a Savior, who was born in a dirty stable so that we could have salvation and so we could LIVE IN HOPE and not just get by in this world, wishing the days away.

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So, while we enjoy the twinkle lights that fill our homes, let us not forget the glorious light that shines in our hearts every day of the year, not just during the month of December.

The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
– John 1:9

 

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