Years ago our pastor told about how his two young daughters used to play with their nativity set. He’d look up from the game and see that Barbie was driving off with one of the wise men in her pink convertible. I loved that story because he could have scolded his daughters for playing with something that represented something so sacred.
Instead they were invited and free to use what was in their home to learn from and interact with. For all we know, Barbie was helping him get to Bethlehem in a hurry. Or maybe they were just on a hot date.
I want our home to be accessible like that. I love, LOVE our Christmas decorations but they have a much greater purpose than simply looking pretty. That garland, the tree, those lights, they are there to be a constant reminder of what the season is really about.
I don’t ever want to be more focused on getting all the tiny white lights strait than on the baby who came to save my very soul.
How do you keep from being a slave of the season and allow yourself the freedom to enjoy it’s real blessings?
Next Monday I’m hosting a Christmas Tour of Homes at Nesting Place. I’d love for you to join in and share how you decorate your home for Christmas. No perfect decorations allowed. And, if you’ve already got too much going on, I invite you to not join in and simply be and enjoy.