The Christmas Tree
Joyce Kilmer's poem "Tree*" reminds me of one of God's simple yet beautiful creations.
And all the more during one of two most important celebrations we have of Jesus's life.
Isn't it interesting that the two main kinds of trees, the deciduous and the evergreens, remind us of Easter and Christmas?
The deciduous trees shed their leaves, signifying the giving up of the old, and then sprout new ones to signify new life. Much like the message of Easter's resurrection.
The evergreens on the other hand remind us of Jesus's eternal love, and what better symbol of this could there be during Christmas than the Christmas tree?
It reminds me of the year round beauty and the deeper meaning of an evergreen. That it will always be there despite all the adversities that one faces, year in and year out. Just like Jesus, His love for us will never change. It is forever evergreen.
*Trees BY JOYCE KILMER I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
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