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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Let It Snow, Let Him Reign
"Let It Snow, Let Him Reign" the given theme for the Christmas Tea
Today was a special day for me. I was able to go to the Christmas Tea that our womens ministry at church puts on each year. Ladies from our church sign up to host a table of seven and provide the tea set along with decorating their table in a festive manner. This year there were 30+ tables. A local high school choir provided caroling as we meandered around the room looking at all the beautiful tables. We then opened up with some awesome worship music, a choreorgraphed dance, light lunch and our guest speaker spoke.
Did you know that each snowflake is created uniquely and wonderous? That no two are alike? The analogy given covered multiple ways that snow is like Jesus. First just as snow can blanket the drab and dreary landscape and make it beautiful again so can Jesus do that with each of us. He can take our hurts and our sins and bind them up. He can heal those places in our heart that ache and fill them with His love. He is a God of restoration; He can make beauty from ashes.
Just as snow is beautiful so is each person, both inwardly and outwardly. This is a tough one for many of us to remember let alone believe. Yet we are created in His image and this is how God sees each of us. I will say it again YOU are beautiful.
This brings me to the next point. Snowballs. So while each individual snowflake is amazing you can't make a snowball with only one snowflake. We are created for fellowship. Ladies we need each other. Unfortunately todays society tends to have women view other women as the enemy when in reality that is a lie. In my moms day for example women got together for crafts, canning, babysitting swaps, chatting over a beverage. I believe that there are women right now who would love to have someone to share their hearts with, that could use some encouragement or maybe just making a new friend. Not to mention that while our hubbys may be great listeners they will never truly be able to understand a womens heart. That is why I believe God gave us girlfriends. My hope is that we will reach out a bit more to one another even if it's only one small step at a time.
There was so much more said that was thought provoking and rich however I am at a loss for putting it into words right now.
Thank you to my friends who met up with me at the tea, you bless me and I had a wonderful time.
Our table that Amber graciously hosted, beautiful!