|All the decorations gathered on the dining room table waiting to be boxed up.|
|Santa and Carolers put away...lights remain for a few more weeks!|
I'm wondering how this decorating and undecorating and deep pondering about what to put up next is like my life. Do I take enough time to take certain things out of my life for a season, enjoy something new, and then consider what things I'd like keep out of my life and what other new things I'd like to add? I so enjoy the process of transforming our home each Christmas. And I equally enjoy transforming it back but it never looks exactly the same as it did before. And I'm glad for those small changes. Can this task translate to life? I feel like my life has been a bit transformed this Christmas. I've been reading Bonhoeffer and Nouwen. I've loved the Advent and Christmas journey we shared with our church. I've enjoyed the rhythms of this season. I feel like a different person today than I was a month ago. But now that my daily Advent readings are finished, what will replace that? How will I seek to decorate my house, that is my life, that will most beautifully reflect God's work in my life? What changes, however small they may be, can I make to the decor of my life to more beautifully display the love of God in Christ?
As I put the decorations away for another year, these are the things are thinking about.