Like many of you I’ve walked in and out of too many stores, spent too much money, wrapped too many presents, and stayed up too late to really enjoy this special day. Perhaps that’s what’s got me thinking, at this hour, about the real reason for the Christmas season.
If you believe in God the father and that Jesus was a part of him sent to Earth to do bring us back into a relationship with him then Christmas means more to you than a party with presents, food, family, and friends. For you Christmas is a celebration of the heart, a joyful, unrestrained response to the beginning of the greatest gift you will ever receive. Blessed are you who believe. I thank God for you.
If you are not a believer, aren’t sure what you believe, or have lost faith, I challenge you to pick up your Bible and read Matthew, John, and Acts today. It will only take as much time as watching a DVD or a football game but doing so could change your life forever.
A personal note: Eighteen months ago I literally would have laughed in your face if you’d told me I’d be writing this today. Things change, though, and here I am. You could be next.
Merry Christmas and God bless you.