December 1, 2011

A Sparkling Reminder

As I sat in our living room last night during prayer and scripture study with our children (which, more days than not, equates to "wrestle, be obnoxious and overly silly until Mom and Dad get so fed up they send everyone to bed without books for the night" time),  I found myself staring into our semi-eclectic, children decorated Christmas tree with awe (I LOVE the twinkling white lights).

My eyes were drawn, over and over again, to two ornaments in particular.  Only, I didn't realize it for a while.

Once the realization entered into my conscious thought, I couldn't help but marvel.

You see...I bought these decorations last year, at an after Christmas clearance sell (for $.25 each...score), months before I started this "HOPE" blog and months and months before I knew I would be struggling so desperately to hang onto it.

Coincidence?  or  Inspired purchase? 

I don't know....It doesn't really matter. 

I'm just grateful for the sparkling reminder I will have hanging in plain sight on my Christmas tree this holiday season.

Because Jesus Christ, whose birth and life are the reason we celebrate this time of year, is He who we can, and should, look to for this very important element of on earth and in the eternities to come.


Hold onto it and never give up!

Merry CHRISTmas everyone!

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Rebecca said...

there is no such thing as a coincidence!! totally an INSPIRED purchase... because HE knew what you needed long before you did!!

what a beautiful tree!! I only do nativity scenes anymore... really focuses my thoughts on CHRISTmas. have 3 setup, and debating if I want to make it 4 or not (have about 8 total). maybe if I had family I would do a tree - but for just myself it's not necessary.

Stef said...

I call those Tender Mercies. It's in those moments that I am able to see that He really is my Father and that he is aware of my needs, even when I am not. What a beautiful reminder.

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