It doesn’t last long but it’s by far the favorite moment of his favorite day of his favorite season – the afterglow of Christmas. Wrapping is fun; decorating a joy; but nothing compares to this moment.
With a smile on his lips and in his heart he watches.
Two children; many gifts – unwrapped. Countless lights, one star – all shine. Wrappings and boxes and bows the décor of gifts given. Wrapped in a glorious glow of delight, laughter spills and fills this sparkling garden of bliss. In the midst stands a tree adorned with beauty.
The one who receives the greatest delight is the one who wrapped, the one who gave; the one who watches the receiving.
He observes it all and indeed it is very good.
They’re an image of me when I was young. He thinks. Not long ago...I was them…the one who sat on the floor…The one watched by the giver – who looked like me when he was young. How many times has the afterglow repeated? When was the first? When will it end? He ponders as he basks in the serenity of the moment.
The smile never leaves his face and he never leaves the room. But in the theatre of his mind he drifts back…way back – to the dawn of time.
Two children; many gifts – unwrapped. Countless lights of angels with One Star; The Creator. All shine. The earth a gift for the created is wrapped in glorious splendor and unblemished beauty. Those in His image need only be adorned in the glorious glow of His delight. Laughter spills and fills the glowing garden of bliss. In the midst stands a tree adorned with beauty.
And The One who receives the greatest delight is The One who wrapped, The One who gave; The One who watches the receiving.
And God saw everything and indeed it was very good.
NEXT: But, how does the saying go? All good things must…
And it doesn’t take long for God’s garden of bliss
to turn into a tempting ground from the abyss.