I so desire to make my home warm and cozy for the family. Think for a moment about how God has surrounded us in the winter season with scenery that is just gorgeous! The fresh fallen snow and icicles display God’s glory! Think about the crackle of ice and snow below your feet as you walk – the same crackle sound you heard when you were 5 we hear at 35. There is a continuity about the remembrance of the crisp air and the smell of pine that gives me peace.
Though heaven is our eternal home, God has given us gifts of beauty here on earth – there is beauty in the fields covered with snow, in the sunset over a chilled pond, the frost in the morning on the blades of grass and smoke rising from the chimneys.
Our homes are temporary but they are an opportunity to reflect God in a small measure. Genesis 1:26 says “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.”
We have been created in the image of God and some may be very talented in this area while others are like me…(only average) but we all have the ability to create something special for our loved ones.
Edith Shaefer says “For the Christian who is consciously in communication with the Creator, surely his home should reflect something of the artistry, the beauty and order of the One whom he is representing, and in whose image he has been made!”
God has given you a home whether it’s an apartment you share, a farm house, a city home, or a home identical to all your neighbors – it is your home to reflect God’s artistry in. So express yourself this Christmas season and take joy in being made in the image of God. Surround those you love with beauty, warmth and love.
If you saw my house today – it resembles the ginger bread homes my children have built through the years. It’s not perfect – it has quite a few messy spots. But it’s cheery – there’s evidence of children and fun. And though my home does not look like it popped off of the cover of a magazine – it’s my creation. And I hope to one day look into the face of God and see him pleased with the home I have labored to build.
I like in Proverbs 15:15 where it says “the cheerful heart has a continual feast.” I would love for my home to be as joyful and as satisfying as this ginger bread house was to my children!
I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things you’ve been up to as you’ve prepared your homes for Christmas – please join me as I blog hop!
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