Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I first heard this on the radio yesterday morning and just had to look it up.

1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style

©By Sharon Jaynes

If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass 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 the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn’t envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of your 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, and 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 to all my family and friends!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing that. I'm sure that I've heard it before, but that's a timeless message that bears repeating - often. ;-)

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas!

  2. That is beautiful, thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Beautfiul sentiments and so very true!

  4. I have heard parts of that before but never the whole thing. I'm glad you posted it. It's very true and also a good thing to be reminded of at this time of year.

  5. I love this post! It helped me a lot and I needed to hear it! It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget the most important things like stopping to hug and love the little ones and show kindness to those around us. thanks for posting it!

  6. Love it! THanks for sharing, Thena! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!


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