Each day between December 1-25, we will look at one of the traditional symbols of Christmas, what these symbols mean and how they tell the Christmas story of our Savior’s birth.
The most striking and most universal feature of Christmas is the use of evergreens. Among ancient Romans, evergreens were an emblem of peace, joy and victory. The early Christians placed them in their windows to indicate that Christ had entered the home.
Why they are called evergreens
Holly and Ivy, along with pine, and fir are called evergreens because they never change color. They are ever —green, ever — alive, even in the midst of winter. They symbolize the unchanging nature of our God, and they remind us of the everlasting life that is ours through Christ Jesus. In ancient times, holly and ivy were considered signs of Christ’s passion. Their prickly leaves suggested the crown of thorns. The red berries represented the blood He shed. And the bitter bark is a symbol of the drink offered to Jesus on the cross.
Isaiah tells us that there will be no end to the reign of the Messiah. Therefore, we hang wreaths of evergreens shaped in a circle, which itself has no end, to signify the eternal reign of Jesus Christ.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Isaiah 9:7 (ESV)
In Isaiah 40:13, we find these words: “The Glory of Lebanon shall come unto you the fir tree, the pine tree and the box together, to beautify the place of your sanctuary.” Today, we use these evergreens to beautify our homes as we celebrate Christmas. Our forefathers called the procuring of these evergreens, “Bringing home Christmas!”
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