Some of my readers may remember that we do not celebrate Christmas. A couple years ago I put up a post on this blog with a link to a page on the Home Maker’s Corner where I explained why we don’t celebrate Christmas. Partly this was to help readers understand why there wasn’t any “Christmas cheer” on this blog. :-)
Last December I felt compelled to start something a little different, namely a challenge to those who do celebrate Christmas to start putting their actions where their claims are and really transform their celebrations into something that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. The challenges include a variety of difficulty levels to help people at least make a start.
This year I wanted to address the Christmas tree – that sacred cow of all Christmas traditions. It seems like it’s one of the hardest things to get rid of for many people. It was for my own family, in fact. I’m posting this before Thanksgiving for obvious reasons. :-)
So, here is the new Holiday Challenge – Challenge Number Four: Get Rid of the Tree.
I realize that some people will refuse to read this simply because of the title. The very idea of not having a Christmas tree is so stressful or appalling to them that they can’t even deal with the thought, let alone the information. Sadly, this attitude sound more like idolatry than true love for the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope there will be those who are strong enough to at least read it and consider what I have to say, even if they don’t at first agree with the idea.