SHOULD CHRISTIANS DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE?
-Ray E Horton
For you Christians who think that Christmas Trees are pagan? Think again… Here’s what they really represent:
◾The Christmas tree is an evergreen that reminds us that we have “eternal life” in Jesus Christ (John 6:40)
◾The shape of trees reminds us that we are “born from above” (John 3:3)
◾The needles on the branches remind us that Jesus was “pierced through for our transgressions” (Isaiah 53:5)
◾The lights hung on trees remind us that Jesus is “the light of the world” (John 8:12) and through Him we are to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14)
◾The evergreen foliage of trees symbolizes everlasting life
◾Tree Toppers – Typically these include an angel or a star which symbolizes the Christian origins of Christmas
◾Green colors symbolize nature, fertility, hope and bountifulness and also symbolize freedom from bondage
◾Five pointed stars symbolize the Nativity, and the number of Grace (5)
◾Angels brought the news of the birth of Jesus Christ and symbolize the Nativity
◾Bell decorations symbolize the bells that are rung during the festive season in the early days to announce and celebrate the birth of Jesus
Now put up a tree and celebrate JESUS! ….MERRY CHRISTMAS!