Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional December 19 2020 – Deck the Halls With Decorations
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
Recommended Reading: Isaiah 44:6
Most Christians are familiar with the “fish” symbol that appears on bumper stickers, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and elsewhere. The fish originated as a Christogram—a Christian monogram, or Chrismon. It emerged as a form of Christian decoration in churches, tombs, and “graffiti.” The Greek word for “fish” is ichthus, and those letters were used to represent the Greek words for Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Savior. Many other Chrismons have arisen since then: the Chi-Rho symbol, the IHS symbol, the ICXC symbol, the Alpha Omega symbol, and many others.
Decorations have always been a part of the Christian tradition and celebration. We use lights and a “Bethlehem” star on our trees and outside on our houses, colorful wrapping paper for our presents, and green and red decorations throughout our homes. Some people decorate their vehicles and workplaces. Chrismon trees have even become popular: evergreens decorated with white lights and Chrismon symbols cut out of white styrofoam or cardboard.
Christmas is a celebration! And celebrations demand decorations. Whatever kind of decorations you choose, let them reflect the reason for the Christmas season.