I love to look down on it and enjoy the peace and tranquillity in which it seems to rest.
At about this time of year, the Christmas lights begin to add to the night time twinkling and I know people are decorating their yards and homes for the season.
In my mind's eye I see Jesus walking up and down the streets, observing the decorations, looking into the windows to see families busily preparing for the holidays and I wonder if He stops to gaze into each home to see if there is room for Him.
The season is after all, all about Him -- He is the celebrity, nay, more than a celebrity - He is the Creator of all, and yet so often He is completely ignored.
May we all make room for the Lord Jesus Christ this season and I pray that all our homes are ones where He knows that He is more than just a guest.
" Jesus answered and said to him,
"If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him and make Our home with him." (John 14:23)
When I was a child I once memorized the following poem for a church program.
The poem stirred my young heart then and it still stirs me today.
I'm sure you have heard it before but I thought I'd like to share it again .
If Jesus Came to Your House
If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two
If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best,
And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.
But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read,
And let him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do?
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.