Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Silent Bell Rings





It's the third day of Christmas Ornaments....

My grandfather fashioned this bell from a chunk of wood he brought home from the Holy Land many years ago.

This bit of a tree represents an ancient tree that held my Savior, first in a manger, then on a cross.  This sliver of wood from the place Christ was born rings silently on my Christmas tree reminding me that the Lord's birth is only one act in a world-wide production he orchestrates, even now. Today.

His work on the cross is done. His work in our hearts continues.


5 comments:

Jenney said...

Ok, IF there was a contest for best stories to accompany ornaments, you would WIN!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful ornament...and the story behind it is the MOST precious!

Kristina Joy said...

Awww, you guys are sweet!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Wonderful! How awesome to have a bit of the Holy Land on your tree. And that your grandfather carved it? Awesomeness.

Gretta said...

What an amazing story for such a beautiful & unique ornament. LOVE IT

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