Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I celebrated the High Feast of Christmas Shopping. It was a joy to go to the store clerks and wish them a Merry Christmas or a Blessed Christmas and watch their reactions. Some were irritated. Others were "transformed" as a smile came to their face and wished me the same.

Whether the world likes it or not, whether some celebrate it or not, Christmas will soon be here. The Christ child's birth will be celebrated by Christians around the world. The promised Messiah is born into human flesh for us. The Christ child came into this world to save it, not condemn it. How can that not bring joy to those who believe? This joy is available for this entire world, believing and unbelieving!

Perhaps even more important to us who live after the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Christ is that this Messiah is coming again! I think that, The Day of Judgment, is really what the unbelieving world is dreading. That's why they react the way they do to Christmas. Everyone knows His return is coming; it's written in our hearts. Some choose to live in denial. But Christmas brings Christ to the forefront once again. It makes denial more difficult. The sad part is that Christmas makes the Day of Judgment a day to celebrate. Some have missed the point.

Mike Huckabee is coming out with an advertisement to wish people a Merry Christmas. I wonder if that will wreck his aspirations to be President? Christmas means Christ is real. Salvation is offered; judgment is coming! If Huckabee won't be president because of this message, I guess I just wrecked my chances too. MERRY CHRISTMAS! The Christ child was born for you!


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