As Christmas is approaching I have found myself browsing the web and stores thinking of what I want... Think what to tell my family I want for Christmas. What gift, where to find it and in what color.. Then today I got an email from my Aunt T. It was kind of a smack in the face!
I think we all get wrapped up in decorating the house , find that perfect gift , making sure our gifts are wrapped perfectly with a perfect bow on top. While It is exciting to see our kids, grand kids and family open their gift with excitement and joy on their faces there is one thing alot of us forget about durning this busy season. Durning the hustle and bustle of the "holiday" we forget what we are really celebrating. We are forget the real reason for all the celebration.
Remember him? The man who gave his life for us so that we could have eternal life? The one who Gave his life so that our sins could be forgiven?
(But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8)
Sometimes, I feel my right to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior is being taken away ..The reason for Christmas - no one can say.
It's about a month before Christmas When all through out our land,Not a Christian is praying..Nor taking a stand. See the govermant Police has taken away the reason for Christmas(more like taken our right to proclaim the reason we are celebrating.)
The reason for Christmas?
no one can say with(with out someone getting offended.
Children are told by their schools not to sing about Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels.. It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers say... (rhe same reason kids don't say the Pledge of Allegiance) December 25th is just another 'Holiday'.
We ,Shoppers, were ready with cash, checks and credit.Pushing people down to the floor just to get it that gift (that will probably be broken or forgotten about In a few weeks ) CDs from ke$ha,an IPhone 4s, littlest pet shop sets.
Over time something has changed...something quite
Moosejaw.com,Radio Shack,SmartBargains.com,Staples SUPERVALU & Victoria's Secret). Its Inclusive, insensitive, we need to be Di-ver-se. Are things they say to intimidate us so that we don't use those words. The forbidden words..
At the Senate, there has been such a clattter to eliminate Jesus, in all public matters. And we have not spoke a word, as they take away our right to share our faith...Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace...The true Gift of Christmas has been exchanged and discarded with no respect.
The reason for the season, stopped before it even started.
So as you celebrate your 'Winter Break' under your "holiday Tree' while wearing your sweater from gap, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say.. Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!
Please, as a Christians join me and together wish everyone you meet MERRY CHRISTMAS Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!
Until next time....