Yesterday two of my granddaughters shut me out of my lounge for an hour or so. When they eventually allowed me in, I found that they'd had a great time decorating the room with a box of old Christmas trappings. There were three Christmas trees—a miniature artificial tree, another which bore a marked resemblance to a reading lamp in disguise and the third the wire tree in the photo below.
|Definitely not your traditional Christmas tree|
The two girls made the hearts out of strips of cardboard. The little angels swinging on the tree are made of dried banana leaves and bring back happy memories of a visit to the tearoom where we bought them.
|Banana leaf angel with her harp|
But the thing I love most about the tree is the star, made simply of two bottle tops, glitter and tinsel.
|A very special star|
Jenni, my younger daughter, made this star many years ago when she was a preschooler. This will be Jenni's second Christmas in heaven, so the star is of great sentimental value to me. It's also a reminder of the wise men's visit to Jesus, but, more than that, it reminds me that God sent His only Son to this earth to die on the cross. As the Bible says in in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." Because of this, I know Jenni is alive and well in heaven and that I will see her again.
Thank you for your great love, Lord God.
Thank you for decorating my lounge, Erin and Taryn, I love it!