I was ready this year, sooner than usual, to take the Christmas décor down. Maybe it was because I had live garland and the pine droppings were driving me crazy. Maybe it was because I was just ready to have the house back in order. Maybe it was a combination of things. However, I don’t think I have ever put away the Christmas decorations on the evening of Christmas!
It felt strange.
Then the days to follow, every space in the house that was once occupied by a tree or other decoration now looked empty.
The corner looks EMPTY. The mantle that looked perfectly fine before the holidays, now looks like it is missing “something”. As I walk around my home, it looks like a void that needs to be filled.
I start to look in my closet for things to pull out. I even started looking online for a cute bench to put in the corner.
Wait a second…
The whole point of putting up the Christmas décor was to de-clutter the house….right?
So often, I believe this is what my life looks like! When there is an empty space in my life, I quickly try to fill it with “something”. I try to fill the void instead of waiting on God’s perfect timing.
May I trust in His timing and provision
To give and take away
To fill the empty corners of my life
With His goodness and grace
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”