Sing songs of praise and carols, as worship to our Lord and the newborn Christ, who came to save us and the world from sin. Put up wreaths representing unity and candy canes in the shape of a shepherd’s hook or J with red and white stripes representing the blood of Christ and his purity. Red berries also represent the blood of Jesus and holly represents the crown of thorns in the spiked holly leaves. Light candles and twinkle lights for the advent season and to celebrate Christ, the light of the world. Exchange gifts as you remember the best gift of all that was given by our heavenly father to us through his son.
In an excerpt from a Yahoo search for the meaning of Christian Christmas symbols, the following is a description of why we should put up evergreens.
“…evergreens symbolize perseverance and resiliency to adversity. They remind us of Jesus’ words, “The ones who persevere to the end shall be saved.” Our faith must remain vibrant in all spiritual, economic, political, and social environments. “
Let the doom and gloom of 2020 melt away. Let this Christmas spark in you renewed hope as you meditate on the great love that your heavenly father has for you by sending his son, Jesus to the world.