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Lillian A. Penner's Blog – December 2017 Archive (2)

The meaning of the Christmas tree

 The Christmas tree, the most celebrated symbol of Christmas is an evergreen tree, representing life. The custom of erecting a Christmas tree is historically traced to the 15th century. “The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts, or other foods. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights after the advent of electrification.…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on December 7, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Emotions of Mary and Joseph

When my husband and I attended a reunion in Branson, MO we saw the excellent performance of The Miracle of Christmas at the Sight & Sound Theatre. I was impressed by how they displayed the emotions of Mary and Joseph when faced with the announcements of Gabriel.

While the Jewish nation was waiting for God to free them from living in Roman bondage God sent the angel Gabriel to tell Mary, “You are highly favored! The Lord is with you . . . You will be with child and give…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on December 4, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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