Monday, December 7, 2009

The First Christmas Tree

What if this Christmas we gave valuable gifts instead of expensive ones?

Can we reset our clocks to the first Christmas?

Can we remember what it's really about?


 

Did you know…


 

The first Christmas tree

Was stripped of its' leaves

Bare of its' branches?


 

The Gift lay not under,

But up on that tree.


 

The star a cruel crown

And one Light hung down.


 

Red stripes dried

On that tree, The Gift died.


 

The First Gift given…

For us, He is Risen.

~ DougSpurling


 

I pray you have a wonderful Christmas. Remember, the most valuable gifts are free. Appreciate others presence more than presents.

And although it's great to give, it's vital to receive the most important gift, the reason for the season, the greatest gift ever given, THE GIFT, Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone.

10 comments:

katdish said...

Wow, Doug. That was amazing.

Glynn said...

Amazing and beautiful.

Denise said...

Beyond awesome, bless you.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Oh. My.

I'm still catching my breath...

S. Etole said...

This reminded me of a church I attended one year that stripped the tree of branches after Christmas and fashioned a cross for Easter from it. Impacting. So are your words.

Doug Spurling said...

Life still springs from that dead, old, rugged, tree.

S. Etole said...

How true, how very, very true.

FaithBarista Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Doug. I love looking at trees, even in the winter. This poem is going to add to that pleasure.

HisFireFly said...

Breathtaking worship...

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Doug, I usually have a paragraph or two to read here before you hook me completely. You knocked the wind out of me before I saw it coming this time. I don't think I can ever again look at a Christmas tree the same way.