After Christmas, it's kind of sad to see wreaths come down off the windows, lights unstrung from the tree - fleeting reminders that we knew wouldn't last, now their purpose is done for the holiday is past.
But as I walked this morning, what did I see?
A world decorated by God, the beauty just for me.
In a tree full of brown dead leaves, God had painted each one with dew wet and bright, and turned them just so, so they would each catch the sunlight.
When I looked at it each leaf glowing bright, I saw a beautiful tree full of heavenly lights.
Each blade of grass tipped with frost so white, like a frozen flower, a shimmering sight that only can be seen at just this hour; and I knew for certain, I was sure as could be that this lovely sight had been created just for me.
My prayer of thanks floats on a frosty cloud to my Father above, for this world He has decorated just for me with His love.
There was a time when I could not see any of this beauty that lay all around me.
I walked around with darkness pulled around me tight, I could not look up, I was so weighed down with fright.
I'd made all the wrong choices, my life had come apart, and I couldn't re-build
it, for I knew not how to start.
So I trudged along with my eyes upon the ground, never knowing any of the delights I could have found.
Then one day I met Jesus, for He'd heard my whispered plea, and I realized with a start, that He'd always been right beside me.
He took that cloak of darkness from my shoulders and flung it away, for now that He was in my life, there would be a brand new day.
The darkness was gone, fear also sent away, peace and grace had come in their place, and I basked in the warmth of His healing love as it shone upon my face.
A world so new awaited me, full of dreams that were yet to come true, and the very best thing He had saved for last, for that is the day I met you!
Now each day's a gift that God's given to me, each one is a brand new start, for each one will be shared with you, the best gift of all, the desire of my heart.