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This is a blast from the past piece.
The first syllable in CHRISTmas is CHRIST. Indeed, it is clear to the knowers that CHRISTmas derives from the name CHRIST – Jesus, the Lord. From my place of knowledge, it is not proven that December 25th is the actual birthday of our Lord. But for the interest of this piece, I will not major on the minor of the precise date. What has been proven is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the only true and living God.
Every CHRISTmas season, we witness the perennial hustle and bustle. People do wish lists, and ponder what gifts to purchase and for whom. Budgets are stretched, plans are made, trips are taken, people shop ‘til they drop, and bemoan the expense of it all. Anticipation is high. Expectation is plentiful as people eagerly engage in the excitement of CHRISTmas cheer. We hear, “What do I get them? Will they be pleased? How much do I spend for each on my list? Decisions, decisions - this is so much. My budget is busted. When is too much?”
For hordes, the commercial aspects of CHRISTmas have surpassed what it truly represents – the celebration of Christ, the Lord. What did we get Jesus for CHRISTmas? We owe Him our lives. He is Lord of lords, and King of kings.
Did we give Him thanks?
What about total surrender to His righteous agenda?
And don’t forget faithfulness to His holy Word. You know…being doers of the full gospel of His kingdom.
How about love for Him, and our blessed Father God above all else? Because it is in Him that we live, and move, and have our being. You know…the air we breathe that belongs to God.
Oh yeah, and did we daily give Him obedience, praise, honor, and glory as He so rightly deserves?
What did we get Jesus for CHRISTmas? Does He respect what we gave?
Can CHRISTmas be Merry without Christ?
Some do – do it righteous! And for those who don’t – you can. The Bible says, "Whosoever will…."
MERRY CHRISTmas, JESUS!
THIS CHRISTmas, who is on the Lord’s side? Can I get a “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing?”
© Copyright December 14, 2009