Christmas Tree

Ole Christmas Tree

If you don’t want to spring for a Christmas tree this year I have two arguments for you to use on your family and friends.

Me I already have mine up and it will stay up to the day after Christmas.
When I was young I loved Christmas, from about fifteen to forty-five it became a dull day that took up way to much of my time and energy. Then at the ripe old age of forty-five I began to regress back to my childhood.

I will come home now and set in the living room for hours with nothing but a reading lamp on and the Christmas lights. When I tire of reading, I will simply set and stare at the tree.
It is both magical and spiritual to me. Don’t ask me to explain that last statement because I couldn’t begin.

When the world comes to an end and we are all in a better place I hope that there will be Christmas trees there. I hope that there will be trees that never die and changes shapes and decorations from time to time.

Somewhere in that dying Christmas tree is the story of Jesus. I don’t know where and it isn’t important. I just know that the Holy Spirit whispers things to me as I set and stare at it.

Get ready if you are a regular reader you will find a lot about Christmas on this log starting today.

An early Merry Christmas to you, one, and all.


Jeremiah 10:1-5 in the Bible says the following (King James Version):
[1] Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
[2] Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
[3] For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
[4] They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
[5] They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Scottish author Robert Chambers in his 1832 Book of Days asserts that the festivities of Christmas “originally derived from the Roman Saturnalia, had afterwards been intermingled with the ceremonies observed by the British Druids at the period of winter-solstice, and at a subsequent period became incorporated with the grim mythology of the ancient Saxons. Two popular observances belonging to Christmas are more especially derived from the worship of our pagan ancestors—

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