I know it’s a little early but with the presence of the upcoming holidays looming largely over our lives, my attention is focused on Christmas. I don’t mean to skip right past the oh-so important day of Thanksgiving, but with the ever increasing attempts to rewrite our history and redefine our holidays, Christmas is on my mind.
There’s nothing more funny, in a strange and ridiculous sort of way, than the attempt of the politically correct to rename Christmas. How is it possible that we’ve traveled so far down the politically-correct road where common sense has been thrown out the window and immorality is excused in the name of tolerance?
I love Christmas. I love what it feels like. I love what it smells like. I love the sights and the sounds from Black Friday until December 26th. I’m not really a shopper, but Christmas is actually the only time of the year I enjoy shopping. The hustle and bustle. The crowds scurrying from one store to the next looking for that perfect gift for family and friends.
It cannot be renamed for the sake of those who are offended by its significance. Christmas is what it is. A celebration of the birth of Christ. No…Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th; and yes…it has been highly commercialized and distorted; and yes…it’s origins are questionable. But Christmas is the time of year when we remember that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.
Christmas reminds us that the cradle of Christ was a prerequisite for the cross of our Savior. Jesus humbled Himself to come in the form of a man…He lived a sinless life, yet He died a sinners death. All for you…all for me. He is the Creator of the universe and the Savior of the world. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is forever faithful, forever good, forever God.
One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Even the politically correct. This Christmas season, many stores have chosen to replace their “Merry Christmas” signs with “Happy Holiday.” Regardless of what they call it…it is a Happy Holy Day…it is a Merry Christmas, because the Savior of the world demonstrated His love for us in such a profound way that He altered our existence for eternity.
(Picture used by permission. Copyright by Penny Parker
So from me to you, may I proudly and boldly say…Have yourself a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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