Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Making a Magical Merry Christmas! - Tip #5

First, thank you! After whining about Pinterest yesterday, I got about 10 invitations to join! I can always count on my blog girls in matters both big and small!

Second, this is our home:



Today, my tip is to make Christmas magical by creating a festive entryway.  I smile each time I drive up to our house or head back inside after getting the mail. The happy decor just puts a smile on my face. But, even more than making me happy, it makes our guests feel the magic of Christmas when they visit. 

Sometimes, I think Christians are quick to dismiss the word "magic". But, magic is simply something that happens in a supernatural way. The whole story of Christmas is magical. 

I can't help but think about Elizabeth as she welcomed Mary into her home. The two of them, undoubtedly, sat in awe of what the Lord was doing through their magical pregnancies.  What a special time of sharing that must have been!

Oh, how we have our own stories of God's work in us! What if this Christmas, we are committed to festively welcoming friends into our homes for the distinct purpose of sharing God's work in our lives. What a merry time that would be! 

2 comments:

Life and Times . . . said...

You are so right about the word magic. I know that some people refer to it as witchcraft, but I see it in an entirely different way. And yes Christmas is magical for so many reasons, but mostly because of the birth of our Saviour. Can you imagine how amazing (and magical) that night must've been?

Liz Owen said...

I haven't commented in a while, but wanted to say hi. I hope you're having a wonderful season and I'm still out here, reading and praying. :)