I read an article today that left me sort of sad. It mentioned Pastors who stated that they "hated" Christmas. Now while I understand that they are speaking from the commercialism point of view, I still "hated" to hear that they "hated" it. Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Yes the pocketbook aspect of it does come into play. We know that Christmas really is to celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior. True enough, there are those who don't believe yet still "celebrate". But what better is there to celebrate than Jesus? We celebrate sports championships, graduations, contest winners, and job promotions.
Again, what better to celebrate than JESUS?!
Do you know that Christmas time is - for some people - the ONLY time they hear the miraculous story of the birth of our Savior? What better time to take every opportunity to tell His story? While some may see it as a children's story, and others may see it as a fairy tale, others may come to know Christ as Lord of their life upon hearing it.
So amid the wrapping paper, bows, long lines, and dollar signs, let's tell the story. What a gift that is.
With every present wrapped, carol sung, and poinsettia placed, let's tell the true story with joy.
With every Christmas party attended, Christmas card sent, and Merry Christmas voiced, let's tell the story with joy.
With every candy cane tasted, tree decorated, and string of lights strung, let's tell the amazing wonderful story with joy.