We love Christmas on our farm. We’ve had the granddaughters from Oklahoma, 3 and 9, since Saturday. It has been so much fun seeing the season from their eyes. They decorated the tree for me Thanksgiving night and it is beautiful-even the random pieces of cotton batting and torn paper that were carefully hung on.
We’ve made cookies and decorated and decorated and decorated them. We were almost through when my grandson brought over some he had baked and a tub full of fun icing pens and tubes. I knew there was a reason I never bought those. They have very concentrated food coloring in them and will dye everything they touch; including little teeth and lips. But the girls had a blast and it all washed out eventually.
The animals are peaceful and seem to be enjoying a little respite from frigid weather. The full blast of winter will be blowing in soon enough. I wonder if the animals enjoy the Christmas lights along the fence line as much as we do.
Last night we took the girls to Lights of the Ozarks in downtown Fayetteville. They are beautiful, especially shining in the eyes of two young girls. Some neighbors of our were giving pony rides so the girls enjoyed that, too.
And shimmering underneath all the sparkle of the Christmas season is the humble stable from long ago. And the manger our Lord, Jesus Christ, was born in. And the star that shone brighter than any man-made has ever been able to do since. Because without Jesus, there is no Christmas. And with Him, the brightest of all lights shines in our darkness and transforms us.
Have a very Merry Christmas season and seek out His light in the New Year.