Friday, December 7, 2007
Sometimes people ask why there is a Lamb in our Christmas Tree? I let those people think about it for a while and then they usually come up with it themselves. It's one of my favorite things.
This Needlepointed Nativity was created by our friends Chuck & Heidi Glauser from our Gilbert days. This has a great story because the pieces are hollow and the Baby Jesus was missing once when Jacob was pretty young. We found the piece inside of Mary. Where else would it be? When I tried to place the Baby Jesus in the manger Jacob wouldn't have it...."Jesus not borned yet". Not till Christmas. Ahhhh!
This great Nativity came from Ghana when our friend Nicole's parent were serving as the President of the Accra Mission there, It's made of Ofrum wood and the characters have such wonderful ....uh...character.
This Willow Tree Nativity took a few years to complete, a few pieces at a time. It came as gifts from our kids. I love the features and spirit of these shapes and it makes me happy every year as we set it up and enjoy it through the season.
I love this time of the year. I hope that all 'yall are having a beautiful season. Peace. No really. Peace.