The whole world will be celebrating from now till December 25; perhaps even longer. Stores started displaying trees back in September.
Isn’t it strange The GOD the world rejected when He came as The GOD MAN Baby more than 2000 years ago is now purportedly the reason for all these festivities?
Sentimentality abounds this time of year. So do depression, anxiety, and the feeling of being alone in a crowded room, all the while we pretty well idolize snow and
feasting and drinking — lots of parties
Christmas Movies 24/7 for 2 plus months and
buying, buying, and more buying (for giving to people we love, of course) — oh and we dare not forget the red-suited fat man who has god-like powers.
What does any of this have to do with The GOD MAN who actually has The Power today to save a world of people from the eternal destruction they deserve because of their very own sins?
And Merry Christmas. What do we mean when we say it? Do we mean anything at all — is it just a tradition?
Well, we have been saying it for a while now. A certain URL address says we have been saying Merry Christmas since the 1500s. I wonder what was said before then? If you’d like to check out the page — click HERE.
What do we mean when we say and do any of the traditions we have come to accept as CHRISTMAS?
I know, the likelihood of changing any of these traditions observed by the world is — well, it’s not happening.
Changing it I mean.
So, why am I here writing about it?
Not because I expect to change the world.
No. I just want to give a few dear people something to ponder.
To ponder how involved shall we stay in matters of earth that do nothing to advance The Real World — The Kingdom of our Father.
Perhaps from now until the end of the year, we will meditate on what we celebrate, what we hold sentimentally dear, asking ourselves does this bring The LIGHT of the WORLD to the people of my corner of the world?
It’s a hard question.
It may not be pleasant to answer. I am speaking from my present experience.