1 Corinthians 13 – Christmas Style
If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass balls, but do
not show love for my family, I am just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas
cookies, preparing gourmet meals, and arranging a
beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show
love to my family, I am just another cook.
If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home,
and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to
my family, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted
snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in
the choir’s cantata 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 spouse. Love doesn’t envy another
home that has coordinated Christmas china and table
linens, Love doesn’t yell at the kids to “get out of my 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, and 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!
May the miracle of Christmas
That we celebrate today
Fill your heart with inspiration
And bring happiness your way.
– Author Unknown
Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!!