Wayne Weekly “The Quiet Reminder of Christmas”
Written by Wayne Taylor on December 5, 2019
Most of us have an attic or closet area that we store our Christmas decorations in. We have a corner in our attic that have boxes & plastic totes full of memories. Along with the garland and lights we have tree ornaments, many that have a story or special meaning. I will say that now the girls are gone, some of those precious reminders of Christmas’s past have followed the girls and found a new home.
Over the past few years my wife Evie has decided that some our decorations were no longer going to be part of our Christmas décor. What the girls did not want, the Salvation Army store did. I recall exploring bags and boxes marked “Salvation Army” amid the warning cries of my wife saying “don’t look”! I tend to be a little bit more sentimental sometimes than Evie is, at least about those things that have adorned our holidays over the years. Though our attic corner has gotten roomier, family memories of Christmas time continue to grow as we add another year of holiday to our treasured recollections.
We as believers very well know that the Christmas season is much more than things in tattered boxes and scuffed up plastic containers. Just like the nativity scene displayed on our hutch, Christmas reaches into our hearts and quietly whispers “remember”.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14