Tree of Christ

Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Why did Peter refer to a Tree when talking about the crucifixion of Jesus? Because a Tree is symbolic, Romans used to hang people from a Tree that they didn’t feel were even worthy of being killed on a Cross. So the message Peter was trying to convey was Jesus died for all us, even the unworthy.

When you look at the Christmas Tree, remember the Tree that Jesus gave us all the greatest gift of all, eternal life through the Love of God

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: Luke 24:6

Scientist who studied the “Shroud of Turin” said the resurrection was like an explosion of light, this is what I see when I look at the Christmas Tree. There are many who believe Martin Luther, founder of the Lutheran Church , was the first to add lights to the Christmas tree in symbolism with the resurrection of Christ.

 

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

The Christmas Tree is typically an evergreen tree because it symbolizes the immortality of Jesus Christ. While many trees shed their leaves and go dormant for the winter, the evergreen tree always remains alive and vibrant regardless of the season. This is the same with Jesus, as he is the beginning and the end, he reigns forever.

and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2

The star on top of our Christmas Trees is symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem that led the way for the Wise Man to find Jesus. Some may also use an Angel representing the Angel Gabrielle who was the messenger for Mary and Joseph about the birth of Jesus

There will be many who will call Christmas Trees pagan, but I don’t think many even understand what pagan even truly means. Pagan means you worship many Gods or nature, unless your worshipping your Christmas Tree it’s not pagan. We only worship one Lord and Savior and that’s Jesus Christ. So every time you see a Christmas Tree, remember Jesus and the gift that he has giving us Amen

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