Monday, December 15, 2014

The Beauty of Christmas

At Christmas, do you ever just sit by the tree and take in the beauty of the season?


After everyone has gone to bed, do you fill a plate with some sweet goodness, make a hot cup of tea and just enjoy the quietness of the evening?


Do you sometimes wonder what the Shepherds thought on that night, so many years ago, when the Angelic host proclaimed the birth of Jesus?

What an awe filled experience that must have been.

And for now, I will turn the lights down low, and pretend the twinkling of the Christmas tree are the stars of the Universe proclaiming the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord.

We are going through a time of illness with two family members.  I am taking the liberty of reposting from years past.  Thank you for understanding.

15 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I hope the illness isn't serious. I have a little bug myself...praying for them.
I enjoyed your repost.
Merry Christmas.
deb

Ruth W said...

I totally understand this as I am dealing with my husband's heart probs. Bless you! Just a beautiful post. I love it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
We all understand about your re-post and it is lovely! I oftentimes do exactly as you do, ponder the thoughts of the shepherds and the beauty of the tree and this wonderful season we are in. We are blessed! Praying for your family members who are ill and I do hope it is not too serious. Thank you for taking time to visit me and join me for tea. Merry Christmas and take care!

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sometimes a repost is new to visitors and I enjoyed this one.
I hope the illness is in hand before Christmas so your family can enjoy their blessings together.

Beth L. said...

A lovely post and well worth repeating. I am sending along prayers for your family members.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a lovely post! Praying for your family!

Allie said...

Absolutely wonderful post and I loved it. I'm keeping your family in prayer, hon....

Beth said...

What a beautiful post, Jocelyn. May God bless you and your family.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home is beautiful and love that tree. I will pray for your family and healing comes quickly. Blessings, Martha

Carrie said...

Your post is simply beautiful. I hope the illness in your family isn't serious and they are back in good health by Christmas.

Bernideen said...

I pray for your family that improvement will come. I loved your repost and that beautiful red transferware. Everything looked lovely!

KathyB. said...

Your re-post is new to me and very lovely. I too, spend many quiet evenings late at night sitting quietly gazing at the tree & lights and thinking. Just thinking about this n' that, and what matters most in life. Jesus is foremost. After the hustle, bustle, and exhaustion of so many things this season seems to require, sitting quietly by myself at night helps me put some things back into perspective.

I hope your family members get well, and they are able to rejoice in this season no matter their illness because they have a personal relationship with the Person we celebrate on Christmas.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I get out my Mitford Snowman book every year too! Hope you feel better soon.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful post! Wvenings and even early mornings while dark with the Christmas tree lights on is so very special. A time to be alone with our thoughts. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I do understand - I've been there, Jocelyn. This is a beautiful post! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to loveliness - blessings,
Kathy