Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tree Tradition

 As I wrote about last year, our family tradition of placing each childs photo on our Christmas tree for that past year continues.  Here are the 2010 ornaments and I love looking at our tree and seeing the things that are really important on display.  Words added this year "pray" and "hope" as these have been words that have shown us much of Gods favor and glory through many many answered prayers.  We continue to hold onto Hope as we live everyday...Hope that those who don't know our Lord and Savoir will, Hope that He will come back again and take us to a Heaven that is beyond our comprehension, Hope that He always comes through on His promises.  Our Jesus/manger ornament is important to remind us why we celebrate Christmas at all.  Afterall, it is the birth and coming of our Lord we are chosing to celebrate.  Hand-made ornaments from the kids leave warm tingles on my heart as we see them each year pulled out of the ornament box.  There are a few red sequin heart ornaments on our tree as well symbolizing our greatest commandment - "You shall love the Lord your God with all yur heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."  Matthew 22:37 ESV.  Our next commandment is "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."  Matthew 22:38 ESV .  So a whole lotta lovin' to do!