Focusing on the real meaning of Christmas

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we move on and look forward to Christmas and New Year’s.

Since many Americans have taken Christ out of Christmas, it’s a time to eat, drink and be merry.  During the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we will witness more alcohol consumption and illegal drug use than at any other time.  The alcohol commercials will be some of the most attractive and the drug dealers will have more requests for their mind-altering chemicals.

The original celebration of Christmas was to honor Jesus as our Savior.  The “Merry Christmas” greeting we used to hear is replaced with “Happy Holidays.”

The liberals, with the cooperation of the government and many business establishments, have sent a message, loud and clear, that we don’t want to offend others with our religious beliefs.

On Donald Trump’s victory tour in Michigan and Wisconsin, his opening remarks were, “Merry Christmas! It’s not ‘Happy Holidays’ anymore.” I was excited to hear that message, believing that the majority of Americans would accept it. I’m sad to admit that nothing has changed. Every year I receive many Christmas cards, but seldom any mention the name of Jesus.

Evidently, we don’t take seriously what God’s Word says in Matthew 10:32-33, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.  But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”  According to John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  The bottom line is there’s no other way.

As a laborer in God’s ministry of Get High on Life, I’m grateful for the privilege of serving the King of Kings!  I pray for wisdom as I continue in His service.

Approaching the celebration of Christmas, Jeanne and I pray that we all focus on the real meaning of Christmas.

 

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