Mission-Minded Christmas #3 — Simplicity
As we prepare our homes and our hearts for Christmas, let’s remember the simplicity of Christ’s birthplace and the simplicity of that first Christmas.
God has never had budget-limitations, time-constraints, or geographical borders. Jesus could have been born anywhere and at any time. God could have chosen an elaborate palace or a richly decorated mansion.
Christ’s first home (and that first Christmas) was incredibly simple and more eternally glorious than any human could have imagined. The GLORY of that Bethlehem moment was GOD Himself.
Today, the true GLORY of our Christmas celebrations will not be in our glittery ribbons and fancy cuisine. The GLORY of Christmas, then and now, is GOD Himself. As Christian women, let’s welcome Christ’s presence into our homes and into our lives. He is Emmanuel. God with us.
The Heart of Simplicity
Ann wrote a Christmas article for Christian Homemaking — over on another website, The Heart of Simplicity. Come see . . . “The Simplicity of the Manger”