The gathering of family and friends. Tis the season to be jolly. We must remember to live love.
1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Taking the title off of Holidays, let us live each day of life with joy. Let the love of God shine through us and purpose good days. We can look at life through different eyes but a heart of love. We do see things different but the word of God tells us growing up will mold us. I hope that molding is good memories of the past and creating new memories of life. When I think of happy holidays, I see a big picture of being a Elf for Christmas at the Foster Family Christmas party. I see my grandchildren opening presents in my mind and time with family. I see baked goods and singing christmas songs already. Yes, in the month of November my house is decorated for a fun season we are in now. A Thanksgiving of a grateful heart and counting blessings day. Making the best of each new day. The joy of the Lord is truly my strength daily. Happy Holidays to all, a happy heart does good like Medicine.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.