Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Christmas Story About Not Remembering

   
A Story of Discovery!
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Wow!! Christmas time is such a fun and busy time of the year, isn’t it?!! 

I am just like all of you and stay very busy decorating, baking and wrapping. 



I truly love it all and  hum Fa-la-la and Deck the Halls as I am happily at work. Yes! I have to admit I am a hummer and a whistler♪♫♪ 



People that are close to me always use that as a sign of my happiness while I am creating, a barometer of sorts.



I truly love all of the preparations and decorating!! I can get pretty caught up in the whole process. After all my  saying is,"Enjoy the Process!!" Trust me I do enjoy it allot!!! 



Let me tell you what happened 6 years ago in the midst of all the preparation for Christmas............. 




……….I decided to decorate my living room for Christmas. I keep my living room  decorations  very simple and reflective of the true meaning of Christmas- the birth of Christ to come to earth to be our Saviour.

I always start out my decorating with putting Mary and Baby Jesus out. They truly set the tone for this room. 



Now where did I put Mary and the Baby Jesus? I always keep them in the house in a safe place so they won’t get broken, now where are they??? 



I looked and looked and then I began to kind of panic.  I could not find them anywhere.  I looked in my prop closet,  where they are usually kept. Still no luck.

I looked in that closet three different times and did not see them.  Suddenly!!!!

There they were!!


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In the shadows hidden behind all the Holiday splendor.

Notice the tag on the glitzy leaf ornament?! Snowball Splendor  Priced at $2.99!!

I almost cried with relief and then it hit me!

What price was my Lord and Savior willing to pay for me by being born on Christmas day?

She and baby Jesus were in the shadow of all the glitz and ornamentation of Christmas. How could I let this happen?! Not physically, but in my thoughts.

I have been so wrapped up, literally in the wrappings and trappings of Christmas, that I have not spent enough time being thankful to the One that made this all possible in the first place.

With that thought, I really did cry! Tears of remorse, tears asking for forgiveness.

After seeing this, for the first time this year........


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How could I forget this…………….


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I learned a lesson that day I will never ever forget!

 As I have become a little older and wiser I have learned a few other lessons during the Christmas season. 

We don't have to tell others Jesus is the reason for the season, we need to show them his unconditional love, and they will be reminded. 

We don't have to declare I WILL say Merry Christmas we just need to say it with LOVE.

After all the greatest gift of LOVE was given to us when Christ our Savior was born. If we are not showing his love to others then we have missed the most important message Christ gave us.

So with this my dear readers I say Merry Christmas to you all!!

                                                            WITH LOVE,
 
 

8 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful! That is a lovely witness, and so true!!

michele said...

a beautiful story and message. somehow the holy day to remember an event two thousand years ago became equated with...months of shopping and preparations which have little to do with the birth of hope. a great reminder to prepare him room in our hearts. merry christmas, friend. xox

Kat said...

It's so easy to lose sight of the real reason for the season. What a wonderful story to remember it! Merry Christmas!!

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for reminding me what is really important at this time of year.

Donnamae said...

Your pics are beautiful...your message is spot on! Merry Christmas Kathysue! ;)

Patty in Tulsa Gammel said...

Merry Christmas Kathysue. Touching story and thank you for sharing your heart with your readers. I don't comment often but always enjoy your beautiful home, that backyard is spectacular, and as always you have decked the halls with taste and elegance. Be blessed lovely lady in 2017. Patty in Tulsa

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas, Kathysue!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful story Kathysue!....I have a Nativity set that I treasure and make sure that it is in a place that I see it throughout the day! Love your packages! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!