This time I think they got it right, however partially. If the home isn't reflecting a theme....a story that speaks to those who dwell within....what is the point? But the story we are telling, you and I....isn't one that leaves us hungry for things, is it?
Our story is one of a Babe...
in a walnut shell, cradled by little hands
then hung on a tree
the nativity shares branches with the snowflake
and the Savior and His Mother share a place with the birds
a soft bed is made with good deeds
a chain of offerings, one broken each day, leads to a nativity scene behind stained glass
handmade snowflakes share space with advent candles...an ugly window turns beautiful
a son is born unto us....and so a new stocking is hung
windows from an advent calendar open, His Word revealed
scenes are contemplated and discussed
and the hunger for Christ is revealed in doors peaked open before it is time
The home tells the story of our deepest longings, but true beauty is revealed in only one Message....
O Come, Divine Messiah!
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away
Dear Savior haste;
Come, come to earth,
Dispel the night and show Thy face
And bid us hail the dawn of grace.