I was feeling embarrassed.
And frustrated, because we unintentionally made it impossible for me to reach the ornaments box when rearranging the garage this fall.
All we had were a few balls which wouldn’t fit in that tote.
I kept trying to come up with solutions, but everything I prayed about felt like a closed door.
It wasn’t until this morning that I realized the problem.
My motivation wasn’t Jesus.
I instantly repented.
Only then was I able to see the blessing.
My prayer for this holiday was for our family to be focused upon Jesus.
Now that I’m looking at Jesus, our Christmas tree is an answer to my prayer.
The white lights remind me that Jesus is the Light of the World.
John 8:12 KJV — Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The red Christmas balls reminds me that He died to grant us the gift of salvation.
Matthew 26:28 KJV — For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
The only ornament this year, hangs at eye level, front and center.
Revelation 1:5-6 KJV — And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
I no longer feel our tree is inadequate.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your blessings! Thank You for showing me a new way to look at things. Lord, You continually amaze me at how You use even the tiniest details in my life. Lord, thank You. I know that we wouldn’t be celebrating Your birth of You hadn’t died and risen to give us new life through You. Your ways are perfect. Your truth is incredible. You are worthy of glory, honor, and praise. May this holiday season be filled to overflowing with the truth of Your life and the gift of salvation. Without You we are lost. Thank You, for Your boundless love, Jesus. In Your name I pray. Amen.