A Christmas Fit for a King

Christmas in our house is always a big deal — we all look forward to it with a tremendous amount of enjoyment. Kathy and I both like to give gifts, and several of our kids really like to receive them, so it is a win/win situation.

It is almost time to take the tree down. I try to hold off until Valentines Day, but eventually even I must agree that the season has passed. Still, it is fun to reflect on a few of the highlights.

Kathy bought each of us our own new Christmas pajamas to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Kathy bought each of us our own new Christmas pajamas to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

This year my main gift from the family was a new chair for my computer desk. My old chair had become sadly cracked and worn, and so they tracked down a new chair for me — one that helped to accentuate my kingly authority and dignity.

It doesn't get much more kingly and dignified than this.

It doesn’t get much more kingly and dignified than this. If Jesus physically visits our house, I will definitely let Him sit in this chair.

The chair is just the perfect height for my desk, and I must admit, I feel quite important when I sit in it. It has wheels so I can easily push back from the desk if I need a little more leg room, and the arms of the chair support my elbows nicely when I need to ponder.

I let Joshua kiss my regal ring -- he always was one to curry favor.

I let Joshua kiss my regal ring — he always was one to curry favor.

One of our Christmas traditions is to open stockings, and then gather for a Christmas breakfast before moving on to the presents under the tree. Kathy usually makes us a delicious egg caserole of some kind — it is one of the highlights of the day.

It was very nice to have Joshua home with us for a few weeks, before he rushed back to school for January Term.

It was very nice to have Joshua home with us for a few weeks, before he rushed back to school for January Term.

Every year I tell myself, “Try to slow down and pay more attention to the magic of the season,” and every year the Christmas holiday is gone almost before I look up from the wrapping. It kind of makes you wonder what Christmas in Heaven will be like … ?

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2 thoughts on “A Christmas Fit for a King”

  1. So kind of you to let such a peon as I come so near to your royal parsonage, I mean personage. All my friends back in the gutter thought I was just the coolest thing, but then we all died of plague. Hope you’re enjoying luxury.

    By the bye, this commenting peon just survived Jan Term!
    And there was much rejoicing.

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