05 December 2013

Christmas Meditation ~ Wreath

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Wreath

The wreath is often one of the first decorations we put up, whether hanging one on our door or on our wall.  Even in towns and cities, wreaths are hung on the sides of buildings and on our lamp posts as a seemingly non-religious symbol of Christmas.  Originally, the wreath may have been in the form of a laurel crown, a sign of victory ~ like the victory that Jesus has over death.  

The wreath is also a circle, unending, with no beginning or end, which reminds us of the steadfastness of God.  To settle the point, the wreath is most often created of evergreens and/or holly both symbols of eternity!

"Death is swallowed up in victory."
"O death, where is thy victory?  O death, where is thy sting?"
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Corinthians 15:54b-57

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Revelation 1:8

"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades."
Revelation 1:17b, 18

And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment.  He who conquiers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son."
Revelation 21:6b-7





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