Ornaments

One of my favorite things to do during Christmas time is to get up before anyone else is awake, turn the Christmas tree lights on (with the overhead lights and lamps off), and look at the ornaments on the tree.  This year is no exception.  With one exception.

This year as I look at my Christmas tree, I see the ornaments from my childhood, those that my mom crocheted or that I had made in school.  As I continue to look, I begin to see those that my sons have made and those we have bought throughout the years.  It is a tradition of mine to buy a new one for my sons each year (though I need to buy this year’s and soon). 

My ornaments are carefully (some are breakable) placed around the tree; some in prominent places and others just scattered wherever they would land.  Separately they invoke memories, but together they Serve a purpose:  to produce a beautiful tree.

However, this morning as I sat on my couch staring at the tree, one ornament comes to mind.  Most would not consider this an ornament and a quick search of my Bible does not explain my thought either. 

So why ornaments?

One of the reasons I have ornaments and a tree in my living room is because it is Christmas time.  In fact, in three days it will be Christmas, the day we celebrate the Birth of our Savior and King, Jesus. 

Ornaments as they occur in the Bible are used to enhance one’s appearance.  They are used to bring beauty to those wearing them and often adorned the robes of priests. Nevertheless, the ornament I am thinking of is not like my Christmas tree ornaments. 

Last year, while attending a church service on a Sunday morning during Christmas time, one of the elders was welcoming everyone and the first thing out of her mouth was – Happy Easter.  We all laughed as she realized what she had said (she meant to say Merry Christmas) but in reality what she said was true.

And, He is the Ornament that was brought to my mind this morning.

One usually does not have Christ adorning their Christmas tree (I have a couple of Naivety scenes as ornaments) but is not He the real Ornament?  As we celebrate the Reason for the Season, Christ’s birth, we should think about what His birth brings.  It brings Easter.  The time when He hung on the tree and died for our sins (yes my sins and your sins) yet rose again and lives today.  {It is that reason alone that I Follow Him 2 Serve Him.}

Of course, with His birth and death, He gives us real ornaments to adorn ourselves with:  Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (all disguised as the Fruit of the Spirit).

So, this Christmas, as you look at your Christmas tree, remember that it is because of Jesus that we Celebrate and remember to say – Happy Easter.

With all my love,

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About Follow 2 Serve {Lorna}

I am a follower of Christ and I love to serve Him. I am married with two sons. I received my Liberal Arts Associate Degree in May of 2012. My hobbies are reading, crocheting, quilting, knitting, nature photography, and being with my sons.
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4 Responses to Ornaments

  1. Rebecca Walding says:

    I love to do that too, Lorna….my tree as well is filled with so many memories of life. It’s my prayer that we would not let the season of Christmas end at Christmas but continue to carry his love into every season in our lives. Enjoyed yesterday!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Nancy says:

    Happy Easter Lorna! 🙂

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