My grandfather, John/Johan Ficke, came from Rechtebe, Bremen, Germany to the United States in October of 1888. On December 19, 1894, six years later, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. I doing some genealogy recently, I found his naturalization papers.
Last night we attended the first of three performances of Handel's Messiah. This one was performed at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. As I sat with my eyes shut listening to the beautiful of choir and symphony, I felt amazement at the beauty God has placed on the earth...for abilities to compose such heavenly music, to sing, to invent a trumpet or violin...and how much more than this a heavenly choir will be. I also thought how surprised Handel must be seeing this happen every year...and that people still remember him!
As to my Show and Tell (you can find more at Kelli's There's No Place Like Home), I wanted to show you an angel from my mother's nativity scene. He is out all year in our home as he heralds the birth of Christ.