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Atlanta offers many opportunities to enjoy the Christmas holidays, i.e., plays, light shows, concerts, etc.
The Christmas wreath symbolizes the eternal God; it has no beginning or no end. The star is a reminder of the Star of Bethlehem that led the wise men to where Jesus was. The angels announced the birth of Jesus. The Christmas tree can hold many meanings: 1.) the triangular shape: the Trinity; points upward towards God, 2.) the evergreen color: forever, eternal, life 3.) the leaves point upwards: hands praising God, 4.) lights, the Light that Jesus came to bring to the earth to point us to heaven, 5.) gifts: love, giving, charity 6.) Ornaments were used to tell the story. The candy cane serves to remind us that God chose to announce his birth to lowly shepherds and that He is called the Good Shepherd. The red and white on the traditionally colored candy canes of red and white remind us of the blood he would shed and the purity that his blood brings. Nativity scenes remind us of the first Christmas night, when Christ the Savior was born, in a lowly stable, not a mansion or palace, as the Son of the Most High could’ve been. He never made a grab for power on this earth, but came to the lowly, the poor, the forgotten, and the forsaken. It reminds us in the purest form of God’s nature, His power, mercy, and grace. The gathering of families and friends during the holidays reminds us how the family of God will one day be gathered together.
God’s perfect gift was love. He came to earth, seeking man. The symbols serve to remind us and spark the wonder of Christmas in our hearts.

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