I really shouldn't have!
We have so many already!
I'm supposed to be decluttering, not bringing more things into the house!
But I just couldn't resist buying that new decoration for the Christmas tree.
I was out buying special Christmas Cards and looking for ideas for gifts in the Faith Mission Book Shop when I noticed it and the temptation grabbed me.
Fred just smiled when I showed it to him and didn't say the obvious
"not another decoration"
he can be so nice to me sometimes ( ok I admit it's not just sometimes but most of the time ).
It's not the only one I've bought this year, but ssssshhh that's a secret until closer to Christmas.
I have to admit I really like tree decorations that bring back memories like our 3 sleighs and the fan that get hung up each year.
But there is something special about bible themed tree decorations and the one I got was definitely bible themed with Mary and Joseph holding the baby Jesus.
Yes I admit is is rather similar to the the one I wrote about in the True Christmas blog post last year.
But I think perhaps I was drawn to this new one because we have been doing a lot of holding and cuddling of our baby grandson since he was born at the start of last month.
It is amazing how one small child can change the structure of a marriage relationship - it is not just a couple any more it is now a family with another person there forever making a 3 Sided relationship. This is a life-altering event in any marriage and as was mentioned in a recent post Congratulations; it can be the best day of the lives of the couple.
Jesus obviously changed the structure of his family not only in the obvious special way as a new life born into that relationship but also because of exactly Who He was - the Son of God. His birth was not only the best day of the lives of Mary and Joseph but also the best day in the life of the world thus far - God had come down to earth.
Look at the wording on the decoration
Jesus came to be the hope of all the world,
of you ,
Our new decoration reminds us of the new Hope we have in Jesus when we acknowledge He is Lord and accept His gift of salvation.
Born as a baby but born to be the Saviour of all.
Jesus is all this
our true hope,
regardless of us or anything else that is going on in the world.
I am thankful that I have a Saviour and that I have the Hope of all.
If you would like to know more about how you can personally experience this life-altering event please take a few minutes to watch the video 3 2 1 on the sidebar.