Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Light 2015



It's a week before Christmas and all is calm... all is bright... 
don't you love the sparkle at Christmas. 
Each reflected sparkle from the light source to the silver and glitter around the room and as a result each room is lit up in an array of dancing lit joy. 
Just as we are in Christ... reflected bits of glitter from His faceted light that spreads throughout our world.
I love the sparkle... It seems to shine brighter at this time of year as we join in unity to celebrate the Saviors birth. 



This Christmas I wanted to let my light shine bright...
Light shines brighter in darker places... when it seems the darkest in your life, that is when the light breaks through brighter then you could ever imagine. 




John 8:12  Then Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world, He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life."







This Christmas I was tempted, to not celebrate... just get through the Holidays and move on. Stay in the dark and submit to feelings of sadness...





And then I thought about the heavenly celebration that goes on continually for what Christ did for all mankind... and how we that walk in the Light are to bring heaven to earth. 






Our Father in heaven... Hallowed be your name, your kingdom come quickly, your will be done the same on earth as it is in heaven... let heaven come to earth, as it is in heaven... let heaven come.













For Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the Power, Yours is the Glory forever...





Let Heaven Come...







As I brought out the boxes of decorations this year one by one I put my focus on the very reason why I do this.  
I celebrate Christmas because God himself chose to give up all His omnipotence, all His omnipresence, all His Glory, all His God-ness... 
The Creator becoming the created, choosing to walk in my footsteps, being tempted in every way like us but denying himself over and over again laying down His natural desires for His Father's will, so that He could show me how to live...  
Laying down His own life in place of mine, in place of yours, so that He could give it back to us... 
A gift.
The greatest gift to all mankind
A gift, you cannot earn
A gift you can only take and say thank you
A gift you celebrate with every breath you take















How could I not celebrate... 
So with each decoration,  I celebrated the God who loved me that much.
How could I not celebrate Christmas!















So... warning there is great celebration here...
you might want to take a coffee break!




































































































(I told you to get coffee...)







































Thank you for staying with me this long... I went overboard on the pictures this year... but I had fun. 






Leaving you with one of my favorite Christmas songs by Downhere

How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts to romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one has done that...



 From my home to yours have a very blessed Christ celebration!

Blessings
Rebecca

17 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post, Rebecca. Hugs, and, prayers, my friend.xoxo

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  2. It wasn't too long at all..I enjoyed each and every photo and the words that you expressed...so glad that you chose to celebrate our Lord's birth. Praying for you, Rebecca.

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  3. Dear Rebecca, I have missed you so much. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. I did speak with Donna just about a month ago. She is still as sweet and kind as ever. I enjoyed seeing your home all lit up with love for Christmas...just as God would want, you are celebrating His Gift to us. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie

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  4. Beautiful message and Beautiul home. 2016 Blessings...

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  5. Entirely beautiful post. One of my favorite songs too <3
    Blessings sweet friend

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  6. Whew! I'm ready for some Baileys :D. SO glad you decided to celebrate as your family needs it, you need it and it may by your last holiday in the house, so your home needs it. Never again will it look so loved <3
    Someone has a B-day so here's early wishes..May it and your Christmas be very merry.
    much love z

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  7. All so lovely, the decor and the words. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Wishing you peace and comfort during this Christmas season!

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  9. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautifully decorated home...and for your beautiful words.

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  10. Rebecca, thank you so very much for sharing the "light" in your heart even when your heart is hurting this Christmas. I think decorating is helpful to our spirits and does bring the element of celebration of all that God has done for us. I struggled this year with wanting to also as our son is now battling cancer with all his strength. We are trusting for a miracle for him and our family. I try to take things one day at a time, that is all we really have anyway......each day brings us enough. Blessings on you during this time and continued prayers for you and His leading in your life as you serve Him.

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  11. God Bless you Rebecca. You know what is important. Your light is beautiful and it reflects the meaning of Christmas. I will pray for your continued healing and coming miracles God has in store for you.
    Love
    Marcie

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  12. Rebecca I am so Glad you resisted the Temptation not to Celebrate! As the Spirit of Christmas Moved you I can see that the Joy and Meaning of the Celebration filled you and is now reflected Beautifully in your Home... Prayers, Hugs and Christmas Blessings coming to you from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  13. I think I stand in awe of your home! What a beautiful set of windows and they are set off by your decor! I enjoyed all the pictures and I truly feel the same way about Christmas. I adore the season, the decorating but most of all the true meaning! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

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  14. I came to your blog by way of Pinterest and am happy that I did so! Your Christmas post is wonderful. My son-in-law passed away in September of 2015 after battling kidney cancer for some four-and-a-half years. Our family has always been very close and we miss him terribly. I understand how difficult the holidays can be to celebrate when hearts are heavy. I am now a follower of your blog through Google friend!

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  15. How Magnificent! Such Beauty! Thank you for going ahead with Celebrating for all of us! God Bless You!

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  16. Love the pictures, love your site. So glad I came upon this!

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  17. Love the pictures, love your site. So glad I came upon this!

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