This month our Christmas tree celebrates its 43rd year of service. Its decorations have improved greatly from the first year—strings of popcorn, real cookies, and those satin-covered styrofoam balls—to a collection of “treasures” accumulated through the years. Some are just pretty or fun, but many have special significance:
Hearts symbolizing God’s love shown through Jesus and through friends & family
Bells reminding us of the joyful news of our Savior coming to earth to save us
Angels who announced the King’s birth
Snowflakes and poinsettias, beautiful examples of His creation that we enjoy in the winter time
A dove—the Prince of Peace who will one day reign unrivaled on a new earth
Harps and pianos, the music of praise to our Creator and Redeemer
It’s His birthday! Let’s celebrate Him!