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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Trees in Heaven

"Did you see any angels?"

"Yes, beautiful snow-white angels;


and I saw long tables spreading far away, farther that I could see, laden with Christmas trees--


--some a blaze of stars, others less brilliant; they were lighted with beautiful bright tiny stars;


angels floated in and out among them, here and there adding a star to a tree, sometimes extinguishing one: when this occurred, the angel next to it became sad and wept. 

A smiling angel said to me, pointing to a radiant tree, 'That is yours.' 'But, dear angel,' I asked, 'why are some trees dark without any stars, and some less brilliant than mine?" 


The angel answered, 'Every child on earth has a Christmas tree in Heaven, watched by his angel guardian;


whenever the child is good and obedient to his parents and teachers, whenever he is kind to the poor, and whenever he raises his heart in prayer to God, stars are added, giving more lustre;


but if he is idle, disobedient, or uncharitable, a star is extinguished, and then the angel at the dark tree is sad, and weeps his sorrow for the child who is not preparing for Heaven.'


Oh, Edmund, I do feel happy to have a Christmas tree ready in Heaven.

(This story was taken from ‘Three Christmas Trees, 1884)

Today,  I am so happy to be linking up with Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sundays:  


Candi said...

What a lovely post and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your blog is breathtakingly beautiful! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! And the music is heavenly! I could spend my whole day here.

Have a lovely day!

Cathy said...

Hi Mo,

I am so happy you found my blog and now I have found you! I have had a really tough year so I haven't participated in too many Pink Saturdays but couldn't wait to show off my Christmas decorations this week! lol

I love your blog too and am happy we have found each other.

Have a wonderful holiday season.


Donnie said...

That is just so sweet. I hadn't heard that before. That's one thing I love about blogging is all the things I see for the first time. Have a blessed Sunday.

Whidbey Woman said...

Beautiful. Love the appearance of your blog, the music, and the story you share this week is touching. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Charlotte said...

You are so welcome to Spiritual Sundays. What a delightful blog you have, and a delightful post. Thank you for sharing.

Between Me and You said...

What a beautiful story that was Mo. Thank you for that. Your Angels are beautiful too. Off to get me one now!(I`ll have to open a new blog soon - I`m running out of room for all your beautiful buttons!!lol). Have a great week my virtual friend. x

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm a new follower of yours now, too! What a lovely blog you have. So pink and romantic! (A few of my favorite things!)

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Thank-you for sharing this touching story. This is my first time reading it. Your blog is so beautiful thank-you so much for sharing on Spiritual Sunday.

Rose Brier Studio said...

What a beautiful story. Your photographs illuminate it perfectly. This makes me smile!
hugs to you too,