Do you sometimes get a little nervous around ” Southern Living” homes -the ones that are so perfectly decorated at Christmas that they look and feel more like a museum than a home? Quiet, sedate Christmas carols play softly in the background and you start checking the time on your mobile phone-hoping to get through with the tour before you accidentally break something?
Think about it… on the first Christmas Day didn’t the heavenly angels sing … loudly…in wonderment and joy? This is the day the Creator of all the cosmos entered history and changed it forever! As Quinn Caldwell comments… ” This calls for tinsel, construction paper tree chains, gobs of glue and tons of glitter, blinking stars and colored lights with water bubbling in them.
Christmas is not a day for restraint. Caldwell reminds us ” When God decided to decorate for Christmas, God hung an enormous star in the heavens, not a string of demure white lights. No doubt the neighbors were appalled, but it sure did draw a crowd.”
So until tomorrow… Celebrate the God Who didn’t hold back anything! Be unrestrained! Put on some music ( preferably loudly) and decorate for a party while praising God’s name!
Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh