This little tree can be found in the home office and stands about three and a half feet tall. It is known as my tree because it reflects some of my interests, hobbies, and contains memories like the Coca Cola Santa that I featured recently. Here are a few of the interest/hobby ornaments.
Before Lucy, the house princess, arrived in our home this was my cocker spaniel. Before this ornament there as a black cocker spaniel in the house. When I was a kid I had a black cocker spaniel all the way through elementary, junior high, and high school. Do you see a trend here?
This little guy represents the construction industry and provided my livelihood for over 40 years. I was an architect and spent most of my career working on retail and restaurant projects. I don’t think they make architect ornaments but I like this guy.
I’ll focus on the “special meaning” ornaments in another post. Yes, my wife put this tree together and the top is always special. Now it’s time for music.
The prophet Isaiah encouraged the Children of Israel by prophesying the coming of Christ seven hundred years before the birth of the Savior. In Isaiah 9:6 we find these familiar words, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Jesus Christ was that child. The apostle John tells us in his gospel, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17) The apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 that there will come a day when believers will meet the Son of God in the air. Finally, Revelation tells us that the children of God will spend eternity in paradise. Glory to God.