Christmas is Coming. Do You Know The Meaning Behind 'Christmas Symbols'?
1. HOLLY : Holly is the representative plant for Christmas. It is a traditional Christmas decoration often found in Christmas cards. The red holly berry represents the blood of Jesus shed for our salvation. The sharp-toothed edge leaf reminds us of the crown of the thorn of Jesus Christ. It reminds us of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which gave us the eternal life.
2. EVERGREEN : Evergreens are plants that retain its green leaves even in harsh winter. As Christmas symbols, evergreens shows us unchaning faith even in the difficult time of hardships.
3. CANDLES AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS : For Christians, candles and Christmas lights represent Christ, the light of the world. As apostle John tesified, "The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world" (John 1:9), Christ humbled himself making himself nothing, and came to us as the image of a servant.
4. GIFTS : In Christmas season, the shopping mall is crowded with a bunch of people who want to buy some gifts for their loved ones. The the midst of gift-giving and receiving consuming our minds during this time, Christians should not forget the greatest gift from God, His one and only Son. He was born in a manger as the true King of the world, and the wise men honored him with gold, frankicense, and myrrh. We should be grateful for the birth of Jesus and give our heart to Him first.