There are actually a lot of trees used for Christmas but the Evergreen is probably the most cherished and best recognized. The tree is not only beautiful but lives for a good length of time, even after being cut down. Over the years, many families have gone out to the woods and looked for their own Evergreen tree to celebrate Christmas with. It is frowned upon today and during the season they appear on nearly every street corner so the need isn’t really necessary. (Not sure it ever really was) And so, for a self-serving pitch, I offer my short story; “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green” as a story about the original “Christmas Tree”. It’s available on Amazon and it’s cheap. And I think a really good little story.
How to celebrate – Find your Christmas tree on your own this year. (Don’t get caught cutting it down though) Find out why the Evergreen was selected as the Christmas Tree. Read, “Why the Evergreen’s Stay Green.”
It’s Christmas Day. It has so many means to so many people. The true meaning is, it’s the day of Christ’s birth. Now we don’t know the day He was born for sure but December 25th serves the point as well as any other day.
Today we give gifts, eat with our families and celebrate what is most important in our lives… even if we don’t celebrate it for the “right” reasons. The giving of gifts imitates the Three Wise Men giving gifts to Jesus. The tree the three symbols of Christianity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
We have sort of made up the rest over the years. Santa Claus comes from Saint Nicholas, who was a real person that gave gifts to his village in the name of the Lord. He wasn’t fat either, Coca-Cola did that. No, not his drinking it, they just thought he looked better on the bottle if he was fat.
So today is a birthday celebration that all Christians celebrate. We all do it in our own way and that’s okay. I remember a Pastor telling me that he thought it was great to light up your lawn with every light you could manage to place. It lights up the night and shows all what you believe in, for the right… or the wrong… reasons.
How to celebrate – Have a Merry Christmas. Respect others beliefs. Celebrate the season.