Our Christmas Tree

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Sharlee
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Our Christmas Tree

Post by Sharlee » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36 pm

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.

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B.J.Morbitzer
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Re: Our Christmas Tree

Post by B.J.Morbitzer » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:20 pm

Sharlee.,
This one is so very heart warming and beautiful.
Just an awesome write my friend :)
I really love this write of yours .
GLYASDI
B.J. ))(( )))(((

Sharlee
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Re: Our Christmas Tree

Post by Sharlee » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:28 pm

Thank you B.J. I have heard so many say Christmas trees are not put up if you are a Christian. So, I thought of why I love the tree. Too many man made rules to try to follow. I just keep my eyes on Jesus. He has never let me down. God bless you always and I so enjoy your writings.

In His love,
Sharlee

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Hope
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Re: Our Christmas Tree

Post by Hope » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:23 am

Sharlee,
What a Wonderful way to look at your Christmas tree! I Love this and I will be looking at my Christmas tree in a whole new light this year.
God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: Our Christmas Tree

Post by Sharlee » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:51 am

Thank you Eve. I was looking at the tree and knew it was special and so I wanted to show others why I think that way. Too many look for reasons not to enjoy Christmas and I love Christmas and enjoy the wonder of it all. May the Lord bless you in all you put your hand to do.

Love, Sharlee

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