All around the world we see the Christmas season in full force right about now. Colorful lights grace the lintels and pillars of homes, offices and stores. Christmas trees with beautiful decorations are put up in christian homes and some public places. The radio stations play a variety of Christmas carols as we dive into this merry season with a jingle and a jangle, and some fa la la la la la la la la...
Although many of us get into the spirit of the season, there are many who wage war against Christmas. I am sure you're not ignorant of the very first noel where the reason of the season was born. JESUS CHRIST is the main event of Christmas! Jesus is the star of each year's holiday celebration. Jesus is THE ONLY reason why we ever celebrate Christmas... and this is why many wage war against it!
Have you ever noticed that more and more people become detached of the very essence of Christmas? Many even try to be freed of guilt on their waging war against it and gave a name to their excuse as being "politically correct." The world has shoved its rebellion into the minds of people and has slowly but surely infested the community with its disease. Do you prefer to say "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" rather than blurt out "Merry Christmas"? And why was that? You didn't want anybody to be offended? Listen, you will only be offended by Christmas if you DENY the birth of our LORD Jesus Christ. You will only be offended by Christmas if you despise the fact that it bears the word "CHRIST" in it. Christmas is only offensive if you do not believe Isaiah 9:6 that prophesied this...
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
We celebrate Christmas because we commemorate the greatest gift that God has ever given. We celebrate Christmas because we honor God's great love for us and His plan for salvation by giving us His only Son, Jesus Christ. You do not need to let the world intimidate you by telling you Christmas needs to be politically correct!
There's been so many issues raised on the way we celebrate Christmas and I believe this is because today we have refocused more on putting up decorated Christmas trees, or decking the halls with boughs of holly; we focus more on how we set up lights and nativity sets in our homes. The world refocuses on the "little stuff" that comes with the celebration of Christmas. I am not saying that this makes all the things we do during the season wrong. It is never a mistake to have festive lights and decorations in celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The only concern I have is where we put focus on.
May we never let the world snatch away the precious gift that was given to us by God. The reason of the Christmas season is not the sharing of love and togetherness of families and friends, nor is it the beautiful decoration we put up for the season or the exchanging of presents on Christmas day.
The ONLY REASON FOR THE SEASON IS THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD,
May everything else we do revolve and be focused on that.
Y'all be blessed always!