Christmas trees. if there is any one thing that symbolizes Christmas, it is a tree.
A small sampling from the internet reveals a plethora of styles and designs.
When did you put up your tree? Perhaps you cut down a live one.
Maybe the fake tree you have used has been in and out of your attic for 15 years.
Whatever the case, I think we can all agree that a tree is a symbol of the Christmas season.
Just for fun, here is my tree:
I pose this question to you:
If your tree could talk, what would it say?
We take out our trees and decorate them every year. The lights go on first then the ornaments. And finally, the presents are placed underneath the tree.
If you were a Christmas tree, what would you say?
Would you be excited to be decorated?
Or would you be grumpy because you sat in storage for the last 10 months?
Are there family gatherings that you could talk about or do you stand alone in a dark corner of the room?
My purpose is not to condemn or condone the use of Christmas trees. I personally like to see trees all lit up and shining through a large picture window.
May this post be a reminder that Christmas is more than a tree.
The trees that you see around at this time of year should serve as a reminder.
A reminder that Jesus was born in a manger and that is why we celebrate this event.
My motivation behind a “talking tree” post was two-fold.
- I fall into the trap of commercialism at Christmas time. You get so wrapped (no pun intended) up in giving gifts that it is really easy to forget the greatest Gift that has ever been given.
- If you have been distracted by all the lights and tinsel, let all that yule-tide bling point you to Jesus.
So as you gather around your tree in a few days, make time for a little baby in a manger.
Don’t worry, the gifts can wait.
Merry Christmas to all!