Who is right or who is wrong about how we celebrate Christmas? Pastor Sam said something this morning while listening to him on the internet that made me realize this truth. No matter what you think about how Christmas is celebrated, it will be celebrated.
You can take down all the lights, all the decorations, get rid of the snowmen and the santas and all the gifts but Christmas is still going to be. You can not change the fact that Christ was born and that this is what we are celebrating. No matter what you do, or what you say, darkness can not put the "Light" out, nor can darkness absorb the "Light". All the naysayers, and the people who complain about Christmas being too commercialized, or only have negative things to say about the way Christmas is celebrated can not extinquish the "Light" that shines so brightly this one time of year for most. Have you ever noticed how much friendlier, and generous some people get at Christmas? Why do suppose this is? It is the "Light", the "Joy", the "Christ" that is in Christmas that brings this about. You see you can not take the "Christ" out of Christmas.
So even if you do not share in the gift giving, the lights, the decorations at least try to share in the JOY of Christmas. Remember this is Your "SAVIOR"s birthday we are celebrating. And whether you want to or not, you should give the gift that everyone can afford to give. Give the gift of LOVE to EVERYONE, and not just at Christmas but all year long. God, Himself, gave you this gift, so don't be stingy with it, share it.
Like Pastor Sam said this morning, this is one time of year that this is a symbol of Hope and Joy to a lost world, so instead of being negative this year, be positive and love all people no matter how they might celebrate the holidays. Choose your way to celebrate Christmas but most importantly choose to do it with LOVE for each other. AMEN!
Lets celebrate Christmas with our new man and not our old.
Col. 3 v 12-15.......Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, "put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another, even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body; and be thankful.......
Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to All Men