Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

Below is a little something a friend of mine sent to me last year--1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version. I saved it, and I think today is the perfect day to share it with you! May you and your families have a blessed, joyous, and love-filled Christmas! 1 CORINTHIANS 13 CHRISTMAS VERSION
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust.
But giving the gift of love will endure.
Merry Christmas!
-- Author Unknown


Sarah said...

This is so wonderful! I hope you don't mind, but I also posted it on my blog. Merry Christmas!

Vintage Scrapper said...

Merry Christmas....just wondering if you can add me to the new "Names" challenge...I've not been able to keep up reading the blog and don't know where to sign up so I get the posts.

Janet Skiles

Anonymous said...

Hey Girly!! There is an award for you on my blog! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

PS-LOVING my book! You are an incredible friend:)

Cindy said...

That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and being and inspiration to me. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Erin Bassett said...

Love this!

Chere said...

Oh such a beautiful post. Please next year post this on the first day of December. We all need to be reminded what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas. Miss Priss Follies

Sandy said...

I love this, I've never heard it and how true it is.

Thank you and I hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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