Imagine if God had a Christmas tree. How grand would it be? Would its branches tower over the heavens, its ornaments more beautiful than the angels? It would be the most spectacular thing the world has ever seen!
But God did have a Christmas tree. And it wasn’t that big. It had no lights, no candy canes, no ornaments. God’s Christmas tree wasn’t green; it was brown, made of two pieces of wood.
Instead of a star on top, there was a crown of thorns. There were only stains of blood at the bottom of the tree. And the only thing that hung on the tree
was his only begotten Son.
“What kind of Christmas tree is this?”
“It doesn’t make sense.”
God’s Christmas tree is the cross, and it also has gifts at the bottom.
At the foot of the cross, there is forgiveness of sins.
At the foot of the cross, there is eternal life.
At the foot of the cross, you can actually come to know God!
Unto us a child is born! To us a son is given! And they shall call him Immanuel, which means God with us. (Isa 7:14, 9:6) This is the gift – God with us! because if God be for us, who can stand against us?! Satan can’t take us to hell. Death can’t take away our eternal life in Christ. Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift!
God’s Christmas tree beckons the whole world to come! Take the gift of salvation that Christ offers at the tree!