Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The simple message in a simple gift

Many years ago I received an ornament for our tree from our daughter. She had made it at preschool. It was but construction paper cut into the shape of a star, covered with glued on red glitter, and a small cut out portion of a coloring page was glued in the center.  

Nothing much in materials, but the message was perfect, the love put into it was immeasureable. Now that she has a child of her own, 
the value has increased two fold (at the very least) to us. 
It is a treasure of our hearts. 

We celebrate Christmas 9 hours after her and our son-in-love, and granddaughter. 
We are remembering them much these days, knowing they are celebrating the holiday 
in 80 degrees, little materialism and decor as they are accustomed to. . . 
it is a stretch to even remember it is Christmas season, 
but they are seeking Him in their days and nights 
in Nairobi, Kenya this year.

Enjoy the photo, its on our tree in a special spot this year. I'm so grateful I kept such gifts.

Truth for Life
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.
Luke 2:11-14

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