Luke 2:1-7 · The Birth of Jesus
Christmas Grass and Easter Tinsel
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
by Cynthia Cowen

I think there are two items that seem never to disappear. You might find them anywhere in your home — under the couch, adorn­ing a plant, behind the hamper, on the bathroom floor, or imbedded in the carpet. Of course, you can try to remove them. A vacuum, a broom, or a feather duster might take care of them, but they are bound to return. Let me give you some clues to solving this mys­tery.

* Clue: One is metallic silver.
* Clue: The other comes in traditional green or in a variety of pastel colors.
* Clue: They are used during two different seasons.
* Song clue: "O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how pretty are your branches."
* Song clue: "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail."

Can you guess what they are? Answer: Easter grass and Christmas tinsel.

When tinsel sh…

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