Comment: I have an idea for worship and praise...

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I have an idea for worship and praise...

...it involves imagery personifying trees and imagining them coming alive and moving about.

Oooh, you say...how creepily pagan that sounds, like images of Naiads and Dryads from mythology. What am I some kind of nature-worshipping syncretist?

Umm... Instead how about this was already done in the Bible in descriptive language by the prophet Isaiah (55:12)...

"For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."

And King David with a worship song:

"Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the LORD, for He comes." (Ps. 96:12)

Hmm... so it's not entirely pagan to associate imagery of trees with inspiring worship? Even images of trees anthropomorphically singing and dancing?

I don't care if some druid worshipped some pagan god when admiring an evergreen or any other kind of tree or animal or mineral. What matters is whether the tree imagery inspires me to worship the Creator, and it does. And so I will continue to sing 'O Christmas Tree', in that light.