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// @CHRISTMAS: What Does #CHRISTMAS TREE Symbolize Represent? Presents? Ornaments? Star? Lights? Angel? Nativity?* 196K+ ↓↓   ↓

The Christmas {tree}, and other {decorations} have been used for generations in the celebration of Christmas - a Christian Religion Holy time.

[There can be strong connections between Christianity and the Christmas tree.]

To such an extent that it makes {the tree} as a {Christian decoration symbol} that is {glorifying God}, and the display of it becomes even more joyous...

Speaking about Jesus Christ: "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24 KJV).

Jesus Christ, our Lord and our GOD redeemed Christians (those who belong to Jesus) and gave them the ultimate gift; the gift of salvation through his death on the cross (our punishment for our sins). The cross which is called a "TREE" in the Bible.

Though Jesus Christ dying on the cross was a terrible event, the results for Christians - is the end of sin, and the creation of forgiveness. Days after he died, He then brought himself back to life with his own POWER (Jesus is the only one ever to do this, proving his power over death!).

Thus, in celebration of the Birth of Jesus (Christmas), we have:

+ Christmas Tree

Remembrance of what Jesus did on the cross which is called a tree.

+ Lights and Ornaments

Representational of the glory, and wonder of what Jesus did on the cross. In the days of old, Christians used candles (unsafe) on the tree, which was a connection also to the Church.

+ A Star

Representing the glory star that was above Jesus Christ at his birth time.

+ An Angel

Representing the angel that told the shepherds of the birth of the King.

+ A Nativity Scene

A model that depicts the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas time.

+ The Gifts

A serious part of the tradition of Christmas, started by GOD, who gave us the gift of Jesus on his birth (Christmas). The wise men gave Jesus gifts at the nativity. Jesus gave us the gift of salvation on the tree, as well as countless other gifts. We give our hearts, minds and souls to Jesus Christ.

And we give gifts to each other (love = best gift), because giving and sharing to make others happy and comforted is such a very strong part of Christianity. The gift giving of Christmas is often the fulfillment of Jesus' words in Luke 6:38: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.." (Luke 6:38 KJV).

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