I always take my Christmas decorations down on New Years Day. It’s a chore I don’t like doing; getting the ornaments, etc. back in their right box and packing the totes–never seeming to get them packed in the same way. I run my cleaner, push furniture back in place, put gifts away and presto, it’s back to normal! The house seems so empty and bare, so lonely and quiet without the Christmas music playing. If I let it, it could be very depressing.
But take away all that, there are some things that still remain. There is peace, there is hope, and yes, there is joy. Only Jesus can fill a home with these things. Only Jesus can fill a heart (yours and mine) with a peace that passes understanding, a hope of a far brighter future, joy that doesn’t depend on things or circumstances, and who can take away any loneliness, as He promises, “I will never thee, nor forsake thee.”
Some things will never seem to be normal anymore especially since the Covid 19 has interrupted our lives, but with Jesus in our lives, some things will always remain normal because He never changes from one season to another.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1,2
Although the decorations are down, I pray you and your home will be filled with peace, hope and joy (knowing you are not alone) in this new year of 2021.
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Love this. I love to turn off the table lamps and just sit by the lights from the tree. Its sad to see it all go away, the decorations, the season, the feelings it brings, the memories, and what will be coming in the New Year. Im grateful for the peace our Lord gives me, and that I can turn it all over to him no matter what season it is.
Mine are still up. But I will enjoy them for a little while longer. Hope your New Year is filled with all things wonderful. Enjoy!
Happy New Year!