Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reminders of our Faith

As the baby due date approaches so do my instincts for nesting! Last weekend while Duncan was away a few days we dove into the decorations. Christmas arrives and the celebrations of Christ continue but in a way that only November and December can bring, Although we know that Christ is our hope and our Saviour all year, these months are a gracious gift. Every time I look at the few items that adorn the mantels and the banister, I am instantly reminded of the birth. It also reminds me of the verse in Deuteronomy 6  when we are reminded to love the Lord our God and to teach this diligently to our children. Then in verse 9 we are to,"... write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Reminders of our faith need to be present for our families all year. Not just Christmas, although I admit I love adding the simple decor of the season! It is one of my ways of celebrating.
In Proverbs it says,"The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down." Hmm, how have I been foolish or how have I been wise in reminding my children of the gospel. I can guarantee that I have done things that tear down rather than build up. My conviction this season is to bring in the reminders (in between Christmas lists and baking cookies) of Christ's birth and what that means to us!!
Walk in faith...

1 comment:

The Maretzki Family said...

We'll be praying for the approaching due date. And it is always exciting to put up some Christmas decorations. We put some of ours up today, too.

Love ya!