A tree has always been a symbol of life. It has become more so after Jesus died on a wooden cross.
Peter, the foremost disciple of Jesus, comments: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.”
The precious blood that flowed from his body brings forgiveness of sins, peace with God, and unending life to those who believe in him. The wounds of his body bring us healing.
On the cross he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows. He became a curse for us to save us from all evil. For it was God’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer that we might have life, and have it to the full.
A look of faith at the One lifted up on the tree of the cross is enough to make one pass from death to life. For there is life-giving power in the blood of the Son of God shed on the cross. It is a fountain of cleansing opened to remove all man’s sin and impurity.
This is the reason for the joy of Christmas. And it is yours to find if you come to the tree of life!