Merry Christmas - 2013

Written by Todd Martin on .

MBA Business Software

wishes a Merry Christmas to all

our Customers, Friends, and Family

Christmas wreath 
Our employees have diverse religious beliefs as do most business entities so individually, we will be following our own customs. MBA Business software will be closed during Christmas (December 25th). We hope that during this day that everyone, celebrating Christmas or not, has a wonderful day with friends, family and loved ones.

Some symbols of Christmas that can be seen during this time are:
  • Holly - The evergreen bush with sharp-toothed edges on the leaf reminds us of the crown of thorns Christ wore. The red holly berry represents Christ's blood, shed for all people including those who reject Him.
  • Gifts - Gifts were inspired by the wise men who brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  • Christmas Tree - Many pagan cultures worshipped evergreens, saw them as symbols of immortality, and used them to ward off evil spirits. In the early 700's, Saint Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, demolished the Oak of Thor, the mighty sacred tree worshipped by the Saxons. From its roots grew a fir tree which Boniface took as a sign of the Christian faith. In the 11th century, Paradise plays portrayed the tree of Paradise, decorated with red apples. During the 15thcentury, the faithful began to erect trees in their homes on December 24, the feast day of Adam and Eve. About the year 1500, Martin Luther, inspired by a snow covered fir tree, brought a small tree indoors and decorated it with candles in honor of Christ's birth. By the 18th century, the custom of decorating a Christmas tree was well established in France, Germany, and Austria. Thus, the Christmas tree represents the original Tree of Paradise, the burning bush which spoke to Moses, the branch of Jesse from which Jesus was born, the life-giving tree of the cross of Christ, and the tree which St. John the Apostle saw in the Book of Revelations whose leaves have medicine for the people and which yields fruit each month for the healing of the nations. Because it is green year-round, the evergreen tree represents hope. Its needles and its narrow crest point upward, turning our thoughts to heaven. Because the tree is cut down and then erected again, it is a symbol of Christ's resurrection.

Other Christmas Symbols

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