It’s a given, right? We put up a Christmas tree hoping the Big Guy will visit. We put out cookies and milk, and carrots for the reindeer. Oh, yes, we like to bribe the big guy with chocolate chips, don’t we?
But there’s a little more to it than that. The Christmas tree is an extension of an advent wreath. The evergreen branches are a symbol of everlasting life. The lights we place on the tree symbolize Jesus, the light of the world. So what is a Christmas tree, then but a big old birthday candle!?
In some cultures, the tree symbolizes life itself. It is the light of faith, hope and love.
So remember on this, one of the most holy days of the year, to remember what really matters in your life.
Peace, hope, love, family.
It is the season of giving, but there is no better gift in life than family. Call someone you love today, and wish them a Merry Christmas. Give someone the gift of joy.
And for those of you reading this over seas, serving your respective countries to protect the ones you love at home… an extra special hug.
We appreciate you, and you are missed.