So, tonight we discovered the top half of our pre-lit tree went dark.
My initial reaction was…
“We need a new tree!”
Moments later, I decided…no, we don’t.
Christmas is not about a perfect tree or perfect decor. It is about Jesus. The tree is a fun symbol, but it is just that-a symbol. Money and time can be spent on better things at this point, than a last minute tree.
So, when I look at my half-lit and half-dark tree…It will remind me… out of darkness, came Light.
“The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
Come, Lord Jesus! The Light of the World, who rescued us from darkness!
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.