Ornaments Aren't Just for Trees

a Christmas ornament

I enjoy many of the things we in America associate with the Christmas season. I certainly have hung my share of lights on houses, lights on trees, and lights on stairway banisters. These Christmas traditions are fun.

We each have our traditions. So, as you do your Christmas season observance this year, keep in mind that ornaments aren’t just for trees. You are an ornament. Really! Just read Isaiah 49:18:

Isaiah 49:18
Lift up your eyes around and see;
they all gather, they come to you.
As I live, declares the Lord,
you shall put them all on as an ornament;
you shall bind them on as a bride does.

As one commentary wrote, “As Zion is often compared to a bride (Is 54:5), so the accession of converts is like bridal ornaments (“jewels,” Is 62:3Mal 3:17). ” With the salvation accomplished by Jesus, His Church is the bride, and His followers are ornaments for His bride! *

If you have received Jesus as your Savior, then rejoice that you, too, are a beautiful ornament in the eyes of God.


*Christ’s bride is the children of God, and we also are seen by God as ornaments on Christ’s bride.

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