You may recall that I'm in the midst of cleaning up after the typhoon that wreaked havoc in our closet. In the carnage, I found a box and in the box I found a treasure that I had forgotten. After several years of wondering where they were, they paid a welcome visit to my living room. I invited them in, telling them that there was plenty of room and yes, even their animals were allowed to enter (learning a lesson from those losers of so very long ago). First to enter, the adorable sheep and her baby. Then came the camel, laying down next to the sheep. Three Wise Men and two shepherds (the shepherd on the far left bears a striking resemblance to my husband) followed, bearing gifts...not for me, mind you (I could use a little gold right now...just saying), but for The One. And then, joy of joys, a carpenter walked in, carrying a rugged manger, setting it tenderly upon my floor. Last to enter was the carpenter's beautiful wife, who was cradling a precious infant. She gently placed the child in the manger, where He happily snuggled into the hay, falling off to sleep with a smile on His precious face.
We were all so happy! Can you see the happy faces? Even the animals are smiling! I too, have a big smile on my face. The joy that this family brought me today is indescribable. They were lost and now they are found. That baby fills my heart with joy and peace.
And I'm hoping that your day is filled with joy, love & contentment.