a couple of years ago, i wasn’t sure what to do with our family. where we’d gotten.
we had just opened presents and everyone moved from gift to gift seemingly unsatisfied. i don’t know if you’ve been there, like us…the anticipation about gifts, then you get them, and then…
you feel unsatisfied. that was it?
i’d never say that out loud…subtle thoughts for me. and giant words falling out of my kids. “i’m bored.”
aw, yes. there i am. in my kids words, rolling around on the ground. “not enough”.
and that is when God changed us forever.
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
and that is what you will find under our tree.
one thing for each of you. it’s all you need. can you see Jesus in that?
like our savior coming, not born of a king’s breed, not walking onto the planet as an amazing grown man. he came small and tiny in a barn to a regular old family.it seems like small things aren’t important when everyone around you is doing BIG. and NEW. and WOW. it’s so luring and so deceptive. we trade getting more for…nothing.and there Jesus lays crying in hay with an exhausted mother and a father who doesn’t know if he can stay.pretty unimpressive, i’d say.but did you hear how he changed the world?
Melanie is a designer, teacher, collector of happy, and lover of life. She’s got a dreamboat husband and three little girls that have taught her to find the beauty in a messy, joyful life. You can connect with her here: Website / Instagram / Online Shop