“For unto you is born this day in the city of
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” David
Luke 2:11,12 KJV
Christmas is a time of rejoicing about the birth of our Saviour. We give gifts to one another and are kind and loving to people. However, something happens after the decorations are put away and the tree is taken down. We also put away the love and compassion for our loved ones and friends.
Someone was talking to her friend and said “I love Christmas. I love the parties and the food and the decorations but I don’t understand why people sing at Christmas. This is a time to have parties and be with friends but what does Jesus have to do with Christmas?” How that must have hurt Jesus when she said that.
One of the things that really upsets me so much that I have to ask Jesus to help me keep my big mouth shut is when I see “Merry Xmas” instead of Merry Christmas”. Without Jesus there would be no Christmas. One of the signs that I love to see is “Jesus is the reason for the season”.
Christmas is next month. Let’s not wait for Christmas to give love and compassion to one another. To me, every day of the year is Christmas because the Gift that God gave us, “the Baby Jesus” never leaves us. He is with us every minute of every day. Let’s make a special effort to show love to our loved ones.
Joanne LoweNovember 4, 2017