“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” (John 1:14a MSG)
It seems like we often begin to decorate for Christmas out of habit, or to make our houses look pretty for Instagram, or to impress our neighbors or coworkers who are coming over for a holiday get-together. Or maybe we’re decorating because we’re truly excited about the holiday season, the magic and joy of it, and we want our homes to reflect how our hearts feel.
But I wonder, how many of us look at our stockings, our trees, the lights strung up or the swag wrapped around and think of how these things can point us to Christ?
This year, consider how your decorations point you to the One for whom Christmas is all about. Run your hands along the branches of the tree, over the soft stockings and twinkling lights, and know God’s abundant love for you, his joy at your joy, and his peace – which, just like his grace, is a gift you can only receive, not buy or earn.
Here are ten easy ways to decorate for Christmas while remembering Who is behind our reason for comfort and joy: