I thought long and hard about the You Capture assignment this week: to photograph a favorite Christmas decoration. Should I choose my sweet nativity scene, a gift from my friend Kathleen when she returned from a trip to Mexico? Or perhaps a special tree ornament – the dilapidated paper chain made by Noah in kindergarten, or the play-foam angel with the photo of Rowan's head pasted on crookedly?
It wasn’t until I took a late afternoon walk, camera in hand, that I realized the most precious decorations weren’t in my house, but outside – the ones God offered every day. The ones I so often fail to see.
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.