Friday, December 12, 2008

Wreath


This is my Christmas wreath on our front door. Have you ever wondered what the meaning of hanging a wreath is? While I could guess, I decided to do some short research. Here is what I learned:

~Wreaths are a symbol for the never-ending love of Jesus Christ. (I like that)
~The evergreens used symbolize the strength of life as evergreens remain green all year long. (I like that too)
~Things like pine, yew or holly symbolize immortality – I’d prefer to think of it as salvation for eternal life. Cedar symbolizes healing or strength.

So – now I know a little more and will realize this tradition has a good biblical meaning that I will share with my children as well.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

6 comments:

lookuptoday said...

Very pretty wreath. That's the first time i heard about the meaning of the wreath. How lucky the children are to have a mom who is teaching them about Christ. It is the best gift you will ever be able to give them.It will take them in to eternity. Dee

angelonwheels said...

What a wonderful post! I never knew any of that. Can't wait to tell people!

Glenda, saved by grace said...
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Glenda, saved by grace said...

I think I'm gonna go get myself a wreath! I like all that too!
Sorry I had to delete that last post, I'm on my husbands laptop and I despise it...I put the cursor somewhere correcting something then when I typed your word verification, I typed it in the post and didnt notice it till I looked at the posted comment...I do believe I'm getting old!
Have a blessed day!

Praise and Coffee said...

I love the symbolism behind the wreath, must be why I have so many!
Merry Christmas!
Sue

katiegfromtennessee said...

How cool is that about what wreaths symbolize?:) Your pic is fun too:)

katiegfromtennessee

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