Anyone else wrapping last-minute gifts, watching Little Women while your husband’s glued to his phone, and inhaling reindeer chow by the handfuls, all the while in shock that Christmas is a mere 4 DAYS AWAY?
No? (long pause)
Pshhhh. Me neither. (eyes dart side-to-side)
Friend, I know you’re doing your best to capture the magic of Christmas and offer it to your children, your special someone, your family. Can I just say you’re doing a fabulous job juggling Baby Jesus in the midst of all the lights and eggnog and santa letters? You are. The Christmas/Real Life collision is no joke.
More than anything, I long to embrace the wonder of celebrating Christ in the everyday, and this 24 Hour Christmas Ornament Giveaway couldn’t come at a better time. You see, sometimes I need not-so-subtle reminders of a humble Savior who came to offer hope to peace-starving people.
I need visual words, among all the hustle bustle, words that point back to Him.
Which is why I’m a fan of Ever Thine Home, a holiday and home collection from FAMILYLIFE, created around women and their homes “centering everything on God and on what He has done in her life.” One of my favorite Christmas items they carry are His Christmas Names Adorenaments, the seven names referred to in Isaiah 9:6: Wonderful Counselor, Jesus, Savior, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel and Christ the Lord.
Our eclectic tree features our boys’ toilet-paper roll Rudolph ornaments, handprint decorated Santas, and jingle bell garland. And among them hang seven metallic bronze ornaments declaring the names of Jesus. Because that’s the beauty of real life- when His names are displayed right next to silver balls and doily angel tree toppers and yes, even that horrid felt mitten ornament a neighbor gifted us years ago.
Heck, when the New Year pops, I may string a couple of His Christmas Names ornaments in the kitchen near our cookbooks to remind our family He is with us today and every day, not contained primarily to Christmas.
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Praying that Jesus Who dwells IN and AROUND and NEAR you is ever-present in whatever you need this Christmas. Praying He offers PEACE where chaos shouts loud, HOPE where light feels dim, and JOY where tension tempts you to take control.
He is with you. And you can count Him by name: Wonderful Counselor, Jesus, Savior, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel and Christ the Lord.
Merry Christmas dear Friends.
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