'No, it's only July," Jenny Rose admonished him.
He continued to ask month after month, so I wasn't surprised when he invited us over last week for hot chocolate, Christmas treats, a Christmas movie, and ornament making.
I made the mistake of thinking that the stars were made out of one piece of paper so I brought 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper in different colors. Turns out that you use 6 pieces of paper, so I ended up with a HUGE star of mismatched colors. I will have to make more--more smaller stars.
But, I have to tell you, making the large ornament got me in the mood for Christmas. I don't know if it was the movie or the fellowship or the craft. But, it was such a lovely, relaxing evening.
Every year I make an ornament for the tree and a matching one for the children's collection. I also make a Christmas decoration for the house. This year it will be a star.
This star reminds me that long ago and far away a Glorious King laid aside His Glory & Splendor to become a man, humbling Himself beyond all reason and logic. His birth was announced by a choir of angels and His Father sent a star to lead worshipers to His cradle.
His love extends through time to reach us today. I hope this star will remind people of the star so long ago and lead them to Jesus.
Shining for Him!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)