Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday Musings | A Symbol of Hope

The evergreen trees that we decorate at Christmas time are a symbol of hope. In nature, the evergreen tree gives hope that spring is coming as it perseveres through the hardship of winter weather. It remains unchanged through the seasons and gives hope that there will be a freshness and newness when spring arrives.

Similarly, when we look at our Christmas trees, we can remember the hope of new life in Christ. Before that first Christmas, the people were hoping and waiting for the Savior. The birth of Jesus was the fulfillment of their hope!

Notice how the tree points toward heaven and has a triangular shape reminding us of the 3 persons of our Lord - God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We often put a star on top, which serves as a reminder to follow the star that leads to Christ. All those twinkly lights remind us that Jesus is the true light in a world of darkness.

Our beautiful Christmas trees can remind us to place our hope in the Lord and in His Word.

When you look at your Christmas tree, what do you see?


  1. Hope is the theme of my church's Advent homilies, it's also the first readings when lighting the first candle of the Advent ring. I am sure that many children look at the Christmas Tree & hope that all their wishes will be under that tree come the morning of December 25th. This year when I look at my tree, I hope that the twinkle of the lights is indeed a sign of the vaccine light & an end to COVID.

  2. Love your trees! They would look good on a scrapbook page too!

    1. Thanks Barbara! I actually got the idea from a scrapbook page idea I saw on the Close to My Heart page. :)

  3. Hope is what we have for 2021! Your tree drawings are lovely.

  4. Lovely post - thanks for lifting me up with the Word.

  5. Your trees are very pretty, and I've enjoyed reading about the symbolism. I love them because of their power of endurance across time, their evergreen-ness which is constantly renewed but looks unchanging, and their vital energy and groundedness. And the fact that they shelter lots of different kinds of life :).


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