Remember this Moment: A Sight that Sparks a Memory
by Sue Oberg

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” —Genesis 9:16

One of the things that our family loves to do at Christmas is decorate the tree because we love looking at the ornaments. We have a very eclectic tree and by saying that I am actually being very kind—we don’t have one bulb, ornament or bow that matches, but we love it!

We have some ornaments that were made by the kids before they were even in preschool, and some of those have long ago lost the strings to hang them, but we still carefully and precariously perch them on a branch. Dave’s mom did all sorts of needle point through the years and we have almost all of the Winnie the Pooh characters that she made and stuffed for us to hang on the tree. We have baby’s first Christmas ornaments for all three kids and several with the kids sitting on Santa’s lap throughout the years. We have one snowman made out of construction paper with his nose missing and an ornament made of Popsicle sticks, Elmer’s glue and pipe cleaners. It doesn’t matter—all of them get lovingly placed on our tree.

Everyone in the family has their favorite that must be put at the front of the tree. One year, we actually had so many in the front part of the tree that it tipped right over and thankfully only one broke and it wasn’t anyone’s favorite.

We love all those silly ornaments. They bring us back to the days gone by. They make us think of those who have passed away and all the love and fun we have had through the years. Sometimes they bring a laugh or two and sometimes even a tear. The sight of the tree lit up with a whole bunch of love and memories always tenders my heart and helps me remember how much God has blessed us and walked with us through the years. What a sight to behold!

Does this help you think about some sights that bring back specific memories for you?