The Branch: The One True Christmas Tree
Imagine a tree in ancient Israel. The wilderness is dry and often barren. Life can’t be found just anywhere. Trees are rare, but where they exist they are essential to life. Their branches provide shade for the weary, fruit for the hungry, and a home for all kinds of creatures.
Now think of the branch as a metaphor. More than you and I need actual branches, we need what they represent: shelter from life’s evils; streng...