Sunday, December 20, 2009

The most precious gift of all

Although there is not a snowflake to be found outside my home, I believe that a lovely blanket of snow adds such beauty and charm to this time of year.

Painting by Thomas Kinkade

Wintery paintings like this one remind me of the warmth and love that come from being home with loved ones at this time of year. Let's all sing together...

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly face,
For the holidays, you can't beat home sweet home!

We've been away for Christmas in years past but being home with my family is the best! Sitting together, watching a good movie, all of us enjoying hot cocoa overflowing with whipped cream. Does it get any better?

Yes, for me it does, if we're doing all this while watching It's a Wonderful Life. :)

This movie always leaves me thankful for my family and the blessings that God gives us. In fact, the greatest blessing is the one that God gave all of us in the form of His one and only Son. He's the most precious gift of all, our Savior Jesus Christ.

Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS." Luke 1:30-31.

Despite all the distractions that can surround Christmas, may we honor God by celebrating what Christmas is all about.

Wishing you and yours a joyful and peaceful Christmas!


Susan B said...

Jesus is the most precious gift, and I am so thankful for Him.

I love the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." I always cry at the end, no matter how many times I've seen it. :o)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Elena said...

Merry Christmas dear Melody! May your family have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate our Lord! Hugs, Elena

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I also love that movie! And I'm so glad to be able to have Christmas at our house this year. And the best part is that my hubby will be with us. He leaves the next morning for his year tour, but we'll have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy!

Linda said...

Yes, yes Melody! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

ChaChaneen said...

Merry Christmas Melody! Beautiful post! I lurve that movie too! I use it's theme as my traditional housewarming gift when a friend buys a new home. Salt, wine and bread in a gift basket along with the a card of the verses written out and a DVD of the movie to add to their collection!

Hope your having a great Monday! Blessings!

Lib said...

AMEN Sister! The Most Important Things in LIfe ARE NOT THINGS!:o)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Carol said...

Merry Christmas, Melody!


Mommi said...

The painting by Thomas Kinkade really caught my eye. I love his paintings. Thanks for such a lovely post.
Happy holidays!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jesus is truly the best gift ever! Merry Christmas, Melody! I hope you and yours enjoy this happiest of seasons in your postcard world of snow. Glad you are having a white Christmas.

Much love to you...


Sheila :-)

Susanne said...

A very Merry Christmas to you!

Raise Them Up said...

Wonderful post! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Liz said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family!

valerie said...

So true!
This has been a very different Christmas for us. Because of bad weather our family hasn't all been together. Finally our daughter came today and our son will hopefully get to come tomorrow.
It's fine though. We're so blessed and I definitely know He is the reason for the season.
We've been snowed in and my hubby and I have been r.e.l.a.x.i.n.g!

I love "It's a Wonderful Life" too!

Merry Christmas!

Charli and me said...

This is such a beautiful post! 'It's a Wonderful Life' is one of my favorite movies. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas. Happy New Year ♥

WendyBee said...

Ah, Melody,
I have been a lurker for a little while and it is time for me to come forth and tell you what a blessing you are to me. I love your tearoom! You have a real knack for "romantic" syle decorating. You inspire.
I too am a Christian and strive to celebrate the Reason for the season.
God Bless You.

Jess said...

i hope you had happy holidays...

been missing getting to visit you

lots of love,jess