Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Cor. 13 Christmas Style

Cynthia shared this at Bible Study last night.

I 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

beautiful adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love

To my family – it profits me nothing.

If I work at the soup kitchen carol I 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 lines.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of 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, 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.

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