"Woe is me, I am undone."
What took me so long? I could say it's a family tradition to leave the decorations up until New Years. But to be honest, it's just called procrastination. Yeah, I do like to squeeze the last drop of Christmasing out of the month, but even I have to admit when it's over. Though I didn't do the shop-till-I-drop thingy and the party hardy gig, I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas.
The funny things about those memories though, they can't be boxed up and locked away in the dark. They have a way of coming out of the closet throughout the year to warm my heart. But it's not the decorations. It's the family. The friends. (And yes, the food.) It's the special Christmas services. It's a baby who will grow in our hearts all year, every year until Kingdom come.
Even the manger is empty...
"The grass (even Christmas trees) withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stand forever."
"Thy word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against Thee...
I will not forget Thy word."