Zepheniah 3: 17
The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you.
He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
I wrote this a few years ago but it still holds true!
The holidays are over for another year and it’s time to get back real life, right? For some people that’s a good thing and for others maybe not so much. As we get caught back up in the daily drudgery of life, we soon forget about all the peace, joy, and love we celebrate during the Christmas season.
We were cleaning off our Christmas porch today and as I saw each of my fourteen trees along with my snowmen and Santas go back in the box a thought occurred to me. Couldn’t I keep up at least one tree all year, just as a reminder? I didn’t actually mention the idea to my husband. It was quite obvious he was a man on a mission to not only clear the porch but to do it as quickly as possible.
But you must admit, it’s a good idea! A year-long Christmas tree to remind us of God and his love. It’s so easy for us to forget God is with us–all the time. It’s so easy for us to forget God loves us–all the time.
So, as we pack up our Christmas trees and decorations, find another way to keep remembering God and His amazing love all year long. Perhaps, it’s a Bible on a coffee table? Or a favorite verse on the refrigerator? Or tune your radio to a Christian music station? Whatever way you choose, I can guarantee that as you remember God each day, it will bring more joy, peace, and love to your life each day. And that’s a wonderful thing!