Sunday, December 6, 2009
GOD's Christmas Tree
Timothy's message this morning shed a new light on Christmas trees. No wonder I like them! We had 57 or so as decorations for our wedding - evergreen trees with white lights. Evergreen trees with white lights create a warm glow better than candlelight. And I like candlelight. Timothy told us this morning that the first Christmas Tree belonged to Martin Luther.
Martin Luther was inspired walking through the woods while the stars shone down through the branches of the trees. He decorated a tree with candles to help illustrate GOD's beauty to his children. As a parent, that inspires me.
Then Timothy talked to us about the first Christmas tree - the Cross. Christ, the Light of the World, was hung on a tree for our sins. I will never look at Christmas trees the same way again. I want Hudson to know about the most beautiful Christmas Tree.
Mom & Dad Sully are over visiting tonight. Mom went to the mailbox (they still have mail coming to our address from when they stayed with us). Hudson wanted to go with her, but did not have his shoes on. I put my slippers on, wrapped Hudson in his Lightning McQueen blanket and carried him outside. We were admiring the neighbors Christmas lights and the 5 little trees in our front yard. Out of my thankful, overflowing heart I told Hudson about the first Christmas Tree. What a special moment.
:O) wait until next year - I might have a forest in my front yard to help others remember the first Christmas Tree!