Acts 10:39-43. The Christmas Tree has become an important part of the celebration of Christmas. The popularity of the Christmas tree is interesting since these kinds of trees are not native to the Holy Land. There is a tree however that is part of Christ’s story. The cross that Jesus died upon is referred to a tree in scripture. He chose a tree that was cursed, shameful, an instrument of execution… and made it into something beautiful – a symbol of love, compassion, caring, and mercy. On this first Sunday in Advent The Lord’s Supper will be observed.