Monday, December 11, 2006

A cornucopia of...JOY

Isaac brought to my attention the other day, while we were merrily trimming our 7 ft. hand-picked-from-our-own-backyard Christmas tree, that the topper we use is actually a cornucopia. We got it a few years ago at a company Christmas party as a keepsake. It sat on our table at the party and housed an array of chocolates and other goodies. We took it home, put it on top of the tree, and that was that. Now every year it seems natural to stick this cone on top of the tree. And so it goes with traditions...

I've been thinking a lot about the meaning of the word cornucopia, and the fact that we put one of these on top of our tree, and (being that the Christmas Tree is a renowned symbol for Christmas) I can't help but think of the abundance of so many things this time of year- not just physical things, but those, too. The abundance of activities, and music, and friends and family, picture taking, and attention to detail, and thoughtfulness and charity. And also joy. I do realize that not everyone in the World experiences this joy, for not everyone knows Jesus. It truly is a joy to know Him, especially at Christmas. What a joy to think of our Savior coming into this world. What a joy to think of the plans the Lord had for Him. What a joy that we can celebrate His birth with song and praise and time spent together.

Blessings this Christmas Season, as you each experience your cornucopia of joy.


Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

wow babe. i'm...floored. thanks for this. you know how to make it feel like christmas. i love you.

December 11, 2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

Yes, and my heart overflows with a cornocopia of love for all of you. Beautifully written--I think we need to send some of your writings to Guideposts Magazine!

December 11, 2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger realityjunkie said...

I agree AB. Beautiful BE. I just have to mention that I love Ike's hair in the last picture.

December 11, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger coolskool said...

You are such a talented writer, really.

December 12, 2006 1:04 PM  

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