Friday, December 12, 2008

Decorations of the Heart

Christmas houses are all aglow throughout the neighborhoods. Lights sparkle and Christmas characters shine. Inside trees glimmer with lights and glittering ornaments. We seem to go all out for Christmas.

What decorations can we display throughout the year to tell others that we are Christians and Christ is born in us? I've thought about it, and I think the best ornament on our lives is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. His presence is seen in our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. It is true that against these there can be no law.

Fighting City Hall that makes laws against the decorated civic buildings for Christmas is fruitless if we do not bear the fruit of the Spirit year round. Oh Christians, let us decorate our lives daily with His presence! He will make us to shine like stars! (Phil. 2:14-16)
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