Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 Christmas Music Marathon Day 16

I think this is a relatively rare Santa ornament. I've had it a few years now and what makes it unusual is that it is a construction themed Santa. Most Santas have toys surrounding him or have fishing tackle and other popular themes as the basis for the ornament. Being an architect, this little fellow naturally caught my eye. One can only imagine all of the things  that Santa and his elves can build with the proper tools. Life and construction share some common traits. In order to build a good building, it takes a proper foundation. The foundation must resist the ravages of freezing and thawing. It must be strong enough to support the weight of the structure and when properly anchored to the foundation, the structure can withstand severe external forces, such as wind and rain, with minimum damage that can be repaired. A good life is not about stuff, but it requires a good foundation. There is no better cornerstone that Jesus Christ. Born in a manger to a family of little note to the world around them, He was the Son of God and the foundation upon which every life must be built in order to withstand the external forces that attack our values daily. Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of a Savior. Those who have never invited Him into their lives really have very little to celebrate beyond their own gift exchanges. Those who know Him as their Lord, have an eternity to celebrate. In our house there is Joy.  Have a blessed day.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, a good foundation is essential.

    Love the video. I've seen some new faces this year.

    Have a fabulous and blessed weekend. ☺