30 Days of Thankfulness

Day 25: 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I am thankful for Christmas trees! It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so we can officially get a Christmas tree! Instead of Black Friday shopping, we go Christmas tree shopping! I love getting the Christmas tree. It is so Christmassy and special and I always think of when Charlie Brown and Linus got a little tree when they went shopping. For them, it wasn’t all about the glitzy, tall, filled out tree. It was the one that seemed to need them. I think that is just beautiful. 🙂

There’s a girl I know who’s family doesn’t put up a Christmas tree on religious terms. A few years ago I went and watched Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” (I totally recommend watching it!) It brings up Christmas trees and whether or not Christians should actually buy them and decorate them. While I can’t remember exactly what the wording was, I found another similar question answered in similar way by Billy Graham.

QDoes the Bible say that it is wrong to have a Christmas tree?
A: We understand your concerns about the use of the Christmas tree. Some have indicated that this practice is wrong because of the words in Jeremiah 10:1-5. These verses, however, do not apply to Christmas trees, but they do condemn the idolatry practiced in Jeremiah’s day. God’s people were following the customs of the heathen who cut down trees, shaped the wood into idols, decorated them with silver and gold ornaments, and worshiped them as gods.It is important that we keep Christ central and our worship of Him unhindered in our observance of Christmas. However, we do not believe it is unbiblical to have a Christmas tree lighted and decorated in the home or the church. It has been suggested that the branches of the tree pointing upward can signify praise to God. The star at the top can represent the star of Bethlehem. Also, the green of the evergreens has been recognized as symbolic of eternal life, God’s gift to us through our Lord Jesus Christ.

As always, I think that your opinion is your opinion. Christmas tree or not, Christ is the reason for the season. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Day 25: 30 Days of Thankfulness

  1. What a great point, Laura! I also have some friends who don’t agree in setting up a Christmas tree at Christmas. I’ll have to mention that to them! 😉
    So you will be putting up your tree today? My dad doesn’t like putting up the tree toooo early, so we usually put it up on Nov. 30th or Dec. 1st. 😊

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    1. Well, we usually go out of town to get our tree. So we’ll spend the night there tonight and get our tree tomorrow, or we’ll choose it out today and pick it up tomorrow before we leave town again. Either way, technically we won’t get it set up until tomorrow. 🙂
      We used to get our tree around December 20th, but we barely had time to enjoy it, so I guess somewhere along the way, we decided to start getting it earlier. 🙂
      ♥♥♥ Laura

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  2. What a great tradition! We always *say* that we’ll put up our tree on Black Friday, but it usually ends up being the next week. Maybe I can get the family to do it tomorrow! (Or, Great Gideon, tonight would be great!) We shall see…..
    God bless you, my friend and sis-in-Christ!

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