Who doesn’t love a good story? As a writer, I’m normally in constant story mode. I read or hear something that sparks an idea and I need to write it down. However, what better story is there than Jesus’ birth? But wait…
It’s not just a story. It’s true.
Jesus came at Christmas, so we could celebrate Easter.
That is the reason for the season. Not all the bright lights, tinsel, Santa, presents, etc. While all of that is fun—it’s not the true meaning of Christmas. Do we remember this or do we bury ourselves in festivities forgetting the One who came to give us life?
Don’t get me wrong. I like Christmas just as much as anyone. It’s my favorite time of the year. We shouldn’t feel guilty for enjoying the season as long as we keep Jesus in the forefront of our celebrations.
Is this difficult?
Society has pushed Jesus out of the manger and replaced Him with the worldly watered-down message of Christmas. Oh yes, we still sing Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and other carols, but do we really listen and concentrate on the words? If we’re honest, most of us have “our to-do list” rolling in our mind like a movie reel, projecting what we still have to get done before December 24.
How about we not only concentrate on Jesus’ story but allow God to write our story. All we need to do is accept His gift and come as we are.
Let’s set aside our to-do list and make room in our hearts for Him.
Not only at Christmas but always.
Make Room – Casting Crowns
I love this song. Listen to the words. It’s powerful!