The true meaning of Christmas becomes clear when we remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas. We must remember that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” There would not be Christmas without Christ!
The following items are connected with Christmas, but their meaning is often lost. Many years ago I received a handout with the following information. I hope that you will find it helpful in remembering and teaching the true meaning of Christmas.
And Santa whispered, "Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas."
The Star: A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ages ago - the shining hope of mankind.
Red: The first color of Christmas - symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all.
Fir Tree: Evergreen - the second color of Christmas - shows everlasting life. The needles point heavenward.
The Bell: Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold - signifying that all are precious in the eyes of the Lord.
The Candle: A mirror of starlight reflecting our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem.
Gift Bow: Tied as we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill forever.
Candy Cane: The shepherd's crook used to bring lambs back into the fold - a reminder that all of us are our brother's keeper.
The Wreath: A symbol of the never ending eternal nature of love - having no beginning and no end.
Children are innocent and need to be taught truth by those who love them, but children are often the greatest teachers as shown here.
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