“”…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross…”
Every Christmas, my husband gets the lights going on the cross he made at our back fence. My husband’s a rather quiet, subdued guy, if you don’t know him. I always think it is so cool that, despite what could be perceived as a lack of emotion, he has such a sweet heart. His wife didn’t suggest this project for him, and there was no pressure to “keep up with the Jones'”… he just wanted to put a cross out there, to help us all remember what Christmas is really about.
Then spring comes, and the fig tree that serves as a backdrop for that cross starts filling up with leaves. By summer, from the inner yard, you would never even know a cross was there.
Isn’t that so much like our lives? The busyness of any given season might crowd out the view of that cross. But when all is barren, in the quiet, dark times of our souls, we can look out and remember the cross. Christmas lights adorn the makeshift cross in our back yard, but the true light of Jesus adorns the cross that He was on. A perfect reminder indeed, of what this season is about!
Wallpaper: Desktop Backgrounds w/Verses
I’ve shared a few full-size pics below, if you happen to want to put some Christmas desktop wallpaper on your computer/laptop/whatever. Just click on the images to view (left click on appropriate monitor size, then right click and choose “set as desktop background”).
(I don’t put the full-size pictures on this page, or the page would take too long to load, since the file’s kind of large.)