Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Simplicity ~



Simplicity allows the main thing
 to be the Main thing.
 
 
In all of our holiday festivities
where are we placing Him,
 Jesus, the Reason for Christmas?
 
 
Is He the center of all
the hustle and bustle?
I strongly believe the Prince of Peace
would not choose the busyness...
but rather the pondering.
 
like His mother chose~
 
"Mary, kept all these things,
pondering them in her heart"
Luke 2:19
 
 
The Remembering...
 
 
of how He came into this world
 
 
why He came to you and me
 
For God
 so loved
 the world that He gave
His only begotten Son,
that whosoever
 believes in
Him shall
not perish,
 but have
everlasting
 life.
John 3:16
 
 
The nativity scene was handcrafted by my mother-in-law in 1963.
She places each piece on her entry table to remind those
who enter her home, of Jesus birth.
The nail used to mark
Isaiah 9:6
is a reminder of His love for us,
 by His death on the cross.
 
 
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
 
~Karen
 
I pray we all
slow and ponder...
 

 
 


4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Jesus IS the reason for the season. Without HIm there would be no Christmas. The nativity scene is precious.

NanaDiana said...

You are so smart, Karen. It is hard sometimes to not get caught up in all the busy-ness of the Holiday and forget the true reason for this season- xo Diana

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

what a treasure...and the nail, just a reminder that it wasn't his birth that saved us but the cross

I am remembering her in my prayers and your family as you celebrate this year without your love one

Hugs and Merry Christmas

Anita Johnson said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Karen. What a beautiful post. To ponder... about all God has given us...what an honor!