Christmas Tree

by | Apr 7, 2020 | Christmas, Salvation

I love Christmas. I am reminded of the greatest gift given to mankind-eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

When we put up our tree, I am reminded of the sacrifice our Lord did for one and all. (Acts 5:30) “The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.”

The lights remind me of how the stars shined so brightly to the shepherds in the field. (Luke 2:8-14) “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said unto them, “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying. “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.”

The bright star at the top of the tree reminds me of the Magi. (Matt.2:1-2)

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

The garland wrapped around the tree reminds me of the robe the soldiers wrapped around Jesus as they mocked him. (Matt. 15:17-18) “They put a purple robe on him, then twisted a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, “Hail, the King of the Jews.” The pine needles on the tree remind me of his crown of thorns.

The bulbs placed on the tree are a reminder to pray for the lost. Each bulb reminds me to pray for those who need Jesus in their lives.

This is how I look at a Christmas tree. I see Jesus and am reminded of His love, mercy and forgiveness.

Sharon Niese


Christmas Tree