Christmas is coming...
They say that He was born on December 25th. (I disagree... but we won't go there. lol)
But what is it all about, anyway?
I've actually had an unusually tough time catching the Christmas spirit this year. It usually excites me to hear the carols, and see the lights, and the snow, and...
Well, this year, it just hasn't. It seems like Christmas has become a familiar occasion, and one that is quite senseless. Mad people, rushing through stores, hoping to find a good deal on something for someone who probably doesn't want it, anyway.
What is it all about?
I've pondered it, and I'll share my opinion with you, if you don't mind...
I think Christmas is about Christ. Not just in the familiar nativity scene. The real Christ, that left the infinite glories of heaven, so I could live.
The God who loved me enough, to come from His spotless throne, and be "born in a barn", and get dirty, so I could have a chance to live with Him, forever.
Because, you see, in His eyes, He just couldn't bear the thought of letting me die.
Even though I deserved it, and He owed me nothing.
So He came, and gave.
All He had.
Yes. That's what Christmas is all about. I think I like Christ's version of it far better than my local Supercenter's......
What if each person that claimed His name celebrated Christmas like He did?
What if, even for a day, we left our comforts and luxuries behind, and gave all to those who will die if we don't?
What if we lived every day like that?
I think He'd like that.
Merry Christmas, friends.