This year during the Advent/Christmas season I decided that I wanted to make sure that Christ was the center of everything we do. So instead of decorating my tree with the purchased decorations at the store we decided to hand make our decorations. What does this have to do with Christ. Read on to find out.
Since advent is a time of waiting for Christ to come we decided to create beautiful strings of cranberries. Why cranberries you say? Well their color reminds me of the blood that Jesus shed on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins.
"Though your sins are like scarlet", Isaiah 1:18a(1)
"Though they are red like crimson," Isaiah 1:18b(1)
We also chose white popcorn to string into garland. The white reminds me that our sins are washed away and that we are perfect in God's eyes.
"They shall be white as snow" Isaiah 1:18a(2)
They shall become like wool" Isaiah 1:18b(2)
Now each time we look at our tree it will be a reminder of the sacrifice that our Lord and Savior made on our behalf.
Come Lord Jesus, Come!
How are you making Christ the center of your Advent/Christmas preparations and celebrations.
Sing Praises to Your King!