Friday, December 2, 2011

"Christmas House"

Last year I took a picture of our house at Christmas and asked our dear friend, Leslee to put it to canvas. Leslee is a very gifted artist and we have enjoyed her paintings of flowers, landscapes, and homes for many years!

Here is our painting! I am so amazed at her handiwork. We got the picture Tuesday and hung it in our den. After Christmas it will have a special place in our entrance hallway. I find myself staring at it often.
She titled it "Christmas House". Love it! Yes, our home is decorated with garlands and wreaths, lights, snowmen, Father Christmas, trees, etc. but this doesn't really make it a "Christmas house".
What makes our home a "Christmas house" is Christ. Jesus is our Lord and He is the One we serve and worship. He is the Head of our home and His peace, love and joy reign here.
Even without all the festive Christmas decorations, our home will always be a "Christmas House"!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

What a beautiful painting ~ what a beautiful posting! I wish I could do more with decorating and all the outward expressions of the season, but your final line says it all and puts it in perspective: "Even without all the festive Christmas decorations, our home will always be a 'Christmas House.'" Thank you!