(This is day seven of the Rediscovering the Christmas Season Advent Study that can be found here. You don’t have to start at the beginning. In fact, you can jump in any time or go in any order. Care to join?)
Read Exodus 25.
God gave very detailed instructions for the decoration of the Tabernacle. Examine your Christmas decorations. If you haven’t decorated yet, why not do it now?
Why do you think God was so specific about how to “decorate” the temple? What significance or symbolism do you think these had? Everying, all of it, points back to God. He wanted nothing out of place, nothing to point anywhere but Him. Even as I’m typing that, I’m wondering about my Christmas decorations. I’m wondering about my LIFE. Nothing that doesn’t point to Him. How powerful would it be if my WHOLE LIFE pointed only to Christ. This is something I need to think about more…
What is the meaning of your existing decorations? How can your decorations speak to the focus you’ve placed on Christ? There is not a single decoration in my house that doesn’t have a story. Not one single ornament on my tree that doesn’t have sentimental value. We call it the family tree. But front and center is the manger. We make sure He is in His place always.
Create a new ornament or decoration that can represent how you feel about your relationship with Jesus this year.