Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This is NOT a close up, so you can't see the mistakes. But these stockings held more than candy and toys. They held a mother's love, a desire to bring joy, and all the memories of childhood stitched in the fabric. Now each Christmas they give me special joy to pull them out of their Christmas box. A family treasure.
Do you have a special Christmas decoration?
"And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:9, 11
I've often wondered what Mary did with the gifts. The treasures they gave were beyond Mary and Josephs means and station. Did she keep them until His death? Did Jesus ever ask about them?
Treasures mean more than fancy gifts to me. Treasures beyond cost are those loaded with meaning and love. Will you share a treasure?