The Contrast of Christmas

I just finished decorating for Christmas. Seems I put up less each year, but some things are a must:

  • The old plaster nativity set I had as a child, complete with one wise man’s chipped off nose and Joseph’s empty hand that held a long-lost staff.
  • The coiled-rope door wreathe – one of my husband’s old team-roping ropes spruced up with a red bandana and jangling sleigh bells.
  • My collection of rocking horses.
  • Candles.
  • A small tree full of miniature white lights, topped by a hand-made “country” angel.

This year several inches of snow outside my door add to the Christmas atmosphere. But I wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much without the cozy fire in the wood stove and a cup of hot cocoa.

It’s contrast that makes the moment.

 Quiet in the rush. Warmth in the cold. Lights in the darkness. The king in a stable.

 May your Christmas be filled this year with quiet, warmth, light, and the King of kings.

For unto you

is born this day

in the city of David

a Savior,

which is Christ the Lord …

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace,

good will toward men.

Luke 2:11


2 thoughts on “The Contrast of Christmas

  1. Beautiful! Thank you!

    1. davalynn

      Merry Christmas, Paula!


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