Many of the customs, symbols, rituals and traditions we encounter at Christmas time certainly have some meaning; whether its origin was pagan or Christian.
Martin Luther was the first to use lights at Christmas. He did so to represent the glory and beauty of the stars above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth based on the above scripture.
Candles have become a major part of the traditional Christmas Day decorations. If you look around at this time of year, you can't help but see lights everywhere...in houses, on houses, in churches, on trees, on the walls, and even on trucks.
So when you decorate with lights and when you light your candle, remember that Jesus is the Light of the World, and that star on the top of your tree represents His star. Let it lead you to Jesus just as it led the wise men to Jesus thousands of years ago