Advent Snowglobes (Day 12)
I received this snowglobe in 1995. It is one of my largest, and it plays, "Deck the Halls"- which you might have guessed, since Dad is decorating the tree. It's a very idyllic setting, isn't it? "Deck the Halls" is a carol, not a hymn. It speaks of being jolly, dressing in fun clothes, etc. No mention of the Nativity or anything Christians associate with Christmas. And I am ok with that. I don't participate in the "war on Christmas" rhetoric we hear every year. Christmas is a season for everyone, not just Christians. Don't you think the world needs a little jolly and falalalala now? Today, try to spread some holiday cheer to folk outside of your church circle. Instead of trying to protect Christmas somehow, spread its joy to those the Church is not reaching. “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you” (Isaiah 12:4-6).