The Christmas Tree

The left overs from Thanksgiving are eaten or put away, now is the time people start to decorate their homes for Christmas. We will look at some of the traditions of Christmas and see how we can celebrate the birth of Jesus when we put them up.

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. The Christmas tree is a symbol of Christ. This very ancient custom, exalts the value of life, as in winter what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and it reminds Christians of the tree of life.

Many Christians do not believe that you should have a tree because it was used in pagan holidays in ancient time, but whatever your thoughts on the matter we can use Christmas decorations to point to Christ.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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