Guest Post By The Eclectic Contrarian

The First Christmas Tree

The first Christmas tree was not beautiful. The lights did not catch your eye with splendor. The ornaments did not adorn or complement and decor.

In fact, the first Christmas tree (Acts 5:30) was rough, splintered, uncomfortable, cumbersome, awkward and feared.

The first Light (John 8:12) was broken. It was a light that only few could see. It wasn’t pleasant to look upon.

The first Ornament (Mark 15:15) was battered. It certainly was no heartfelt trinket we love to behold.

The Water (John 19:34) that was given for this tree didn’t come from a faucet.

Lastly, the star (Matthew 2, 1-11) above the tree was given to remind us we are not alone. We are loved. And if we are willing, we can be saved.

This is what a Christmas tree means to me. I don’t care for the nonsense we’re impressed to believe about this season. There is no Santa, elves or flying reindeer. There is, however, Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬


Be sure to check out The Eclectic Contrarian’s blog here.  He has many powerful poems and insightful posts that inspire and help readers think more deeply about life and life in Christ.

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