A couple of weeks ago that special day on our office calendar rolled around again. It’s called “Christmas Decorating Day.” Believe me, I’m a fan of good environments that reflect great values, but putting up Christmas decorations? C’mon. (Eye roll) Can I be honest? I tried to come down with the flu on that day! In fact, three years ago on “Christmas Decorating Day” I had a detached retina and had to have emergency eye surgery. To this day some of the staff STILL believe I faked the surgery to get out of decorating!! U n r e a l.
So now you know, Christmas decorations don’t flip my switch. But, there’s one thing that blesses my heart: the innocence and wonder of children at Christmas time.
Ryan and Aubrey Knight’s youngest son, Calvin, was helping us decorate the church. We’d just finished putting up the big tree in the main lobby. Calvin, with his little fingers, pointed upward to the top of the tree and said, “Where’s the star?” (As you read this, the cool thing about Calvin is he still talks with that cute, boyish lisp; read it again.) I asked, “What are you talking about Calvin?” He repeated the question and pointed again, “Where’s the star? Every Christmas tree needs a star.”
Great truth, Calvin. “Every Christmas tree needs a star.” As we walk through these days of December – whether we’re standing in lines at Silver Dollar City, sitting in traffic on E. Sunshine, buying presents or balancing bank accounts – let’s make certain Jesus is the “star” and hero of our homes, our hearts, our relationships, our worship.