Friday, December 10, 2010

The First Christmas Tree

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The



first


Christmas


Tree…


Stripped Of leaves – bare of branches
The Gift lay not under – but 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


Have a Merry Christmas and remember His presence is the greatest of presents.

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5 comments:

HisFireFly said...

Amen! Simple and beautiful truth in your words Doug.

May His richest blessings surround you this glorious season.

S. Etole said...

I attended a church one year that stripped its tree after Christmas and fashioned a cross from it. It stood at the front of the church through the Easter season. Was a most sobering reminder.

a sojourner said...

...never would have thought about it like this. ones wants to think about a Christmas tree as being beautiful. but what a Gift!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Very cool....love this.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Amazing imagery, thanks for the lift.