We continued our annual tradition of rescuing a Christmas tree this year. It's always so much fun to go to the tree lot and try to find the worst tree. The boys have a lot of fun with it. We get a lot of stares when people see how excited we are over an incredibly ugly tree. But, wow, the spiritual lessons are so strong! Doesn't God love us the same way and He chooses us even when we aren't lovely? And then He fills us with His spirit and makes us new.
Buying the tree:
We think this is probably the tree that has been the most in need of rescue that we've ever had!
Transformed (by the hands of little boys):
(I really love that most of the decorations are on the back of the tree! You can't see them in the picture, but I can see them from my window where I sit at the computer.) Kinda makes me think that there might be another spiritual lesson in this... even though we are saved and transformed, we are still a work in progress!