On a recent Sunday in Advent, 2014, Judy White-Wunder, pastor of the Bluff Point Methodist Church, suggested the members of our congregation remember to decorate themselves for Christmas. Here are a few suggestions for responding to Judy's novel idea:
We should begin with our mouths. Christmas calls for a generous, radiant smile that revealing the bliss we experience from the Good News that Jesus Christ is born. And let us decorate our lips with a cheerful, “Merry Christmas” to everyone we meet.
Beautify our ears with the sacred music of the Christmas Season, and let our eyes shine like brilliant stars, radiant as the star that led the wise men to the birthplace of our Savior.
Embellish our hands with gifts for loved ones and those less fortunate than ourselves and deliver them with “happy feet” and a spirited bounce in our step reflecting Christmas jubilation.
Finally, let us decorate our hearts with abundant praise and thanksgiving for a compassionate and generous God who gave us his Son to teach us “to love another” as he loved us.