Dec 19, 2011

1 Corinthians Christmas Version

 If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way. Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

~Source Unknown

For His Glory, Mrs. K
(Thank you Jenni, I have it up on my refrigerator, I passed it out to my bible study ladies, and now I am sharing it here.  I love all of your Christmas quotes, they have helped prepare my heart for the Season.  It really IS all for His glory.  Love to you, my Sister)


Cindy said...

Wow! Love this! You have such a creative way of sharing your pictures :)

Cindy said...

And I love the falling did you add that to your blog?

Minister Grace said...

I copied Seeds of Faith! I just googled 'snow for blogger'. Added it to my layout, tada!

deborah said...

This version of 1 Cor. is so good to remember..for me, all through the year, not just at Christmastime! I like your falling snow too!

ranelle said...

Thank you for sharing this! I needed it :)

hubbardgirl said...

love the dough spilling over.....the love reminders......the whole blog!!!! you have such a love(ly) heart....and my heart loves you! susan

Katie said...

Aw, I love this, Joni! Exactly what's been on my mind the last couple weeks!