Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas 1 Corinthians 13

My sweet friend Nikki sent me this today and it was so sweet I thought I sould share it on my blog :) I have been so consumed with this whole moving issue I haven't taken the time to really focus on Christmas like I normally do. I really need to put all the moving stuff aside and focus on giving my family a wonderful Christmas filled with Christ.

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.


ellasmommy said...

Wow..what a message that I, for one, need to be reminded of sometimes! Thanks, Kelly, for posting that! I need to remember to stop and love sometimes!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing and what a true statement all those were.
Have you figured out where your moving yet? my vote was Louisville.

Our Family of 5 said...

My vote is OHIO,is that a option..
On a more serious note, that was fantastic! Hats of to Nikki!