by Jeff Strite

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A Green Christmas (1 of 4)
Series: The Colors of Christmas
Jeff Strite
Galatians 4:4-7

OPEN: Someone has developed a personality test based on how you decorate for Christmas:

• If you have nothing but multicolored lights on your tree - you're an extrovert.
• If you only use white lights - you're the type who asks his guests to remove their shoes at the front door.
• But if you use blinking lights on your tree - you have A.D.D..
• If your tree has homemade ornaments - you have lots of children.
• If you string popcorn to put on the tree - you have way too much time on your hands.
• If you use nothing but red decorations - you secretly wish you lived in a Department store.
• If your tree has a VAGUE evergreen smell - you bought a healthy tree
• If it has a STRONG evergreen smell - you sprayed it with Pine-Sol
• If it's just plain smelly - you probably have a dead bird in your tree someplace.
(Rebecca Munsterer 12/09 Reader's Digest)

Christmas is a festive holiday, just filled with cheerful decorations and colors. And that's a good thing, because it sits right in the midst of winter - when the sky is often gloomy, the trees are barren, and the grass is brown. Off-setting this dreariness and emptiness is Christmas, with all its bright colors ... red, green, yellow, blue, and white. And it's partly because of those colors that Christmas is such a joyful holiday.

And so, this month, we're going to focus on the colors of Christmas, and this Sunday we're looking at the color Green.

At Christmas, the color Green is just about everywhere. It's in the garlands and the wreathes ... and of course, it's in the Christmas trees as well. It's a color that cheers you up and speaks of the promise of life and hope.
And one of the reasons green is used at Christmas is because it speaks of a time to come - a time called Spring. A time when flowers bloom, trees blossom, and the grass becomes green again.
Christmas says - new life is just around the corner.

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