like time drug by from one Christmas to another. Days seemed
so long and months seemed to creep by. When December
finally rolled around, those 24 days seemed to last forever! But
as I’m older now and have a child of my own, it seems
Christmas comes quicker each year and time flies by way too
Christmas is one of the most favorite times of the year in
popular polls. The air gets a little chilly, (sometimes), and the time changes to where it’s dark outside sooner thus making the atmosphere perfect for a cozy cup of hot chocolate and a family movie or game. A spirit of cheerfulness and giving tends to come over everyone. There’s just something about that Christmas magic.
And as time goes by, the traditions of seasons past sometimes fade away. As with any tradition, sometimes the passing is a good thing. But lately, some Christmas traditions seem to be getting excluded unfortunately. Manger scenes in public squares are under attack. Santa Claus seems to show up almost immediately after the “Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” and gift buying has resulted in Black Friday Massacres in Wal-Mart’s and
other stores across the country. It appears as if the real spirit of Christmas is under attack or worse, simply being forgotten. It would appear as if new generations know the story of Christ but fail to connect Him with that first Christmas night in Bethlehem.
As we enter December and yet another Christmas season, I urge us all to remember that Christ is the reason for the season. He’s the purpose of Christmas. He’s the main event of the celebration. His is the most incredible story ever told. Beyond the Island of Misfit Toys lies a place with streets of gold and beauty beyond compare. Christ left Heaven for earth to live among us, to love us, to show the way, to die for us, by us, and
be raised up to declare His majesty. Before Santa’s workshop, Christ learned in Joseph’s Carpentry shop. And before a corncob piped snowman burst on the scene, Jesus’ message was that He would come to us, live for us, die for us, and be back again someday.
As we celebrate Christmas this year, make a special effort to put Christ in all you do. Not everyone has smiles on their faces during this season as times are tough and life can be hard. The message of Christmas is Christ and is free to share. Gifts are great and always appreciated, but the gift of love which was first introduced through a baby named Jesus lying in a manger, is the greatest gift the world has ever received and will be the greatest gift you or I could give this season.
Merry Christmas, from my family to you and yours. God bless.