It was Christmas and the judge was in a merry mood as he asked the prisoner, ”What are you charged with?” “Doing my Christmas shopping early”, replied the defendant. “That’s no offense”,said the judge.“How early were you doing this shopping?” “Before the store opened.”
”And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” .Matt 1:21(KJV)
A picture is worth a thousand words. Did you notice that in some cases Jesus is missing from the Christmas story? Could this be due to the fact that he was taken out of the picture? As you know once you are out of the picture then you’re out of the story. As they say “out of sight out of mind“.
Are you worrying more about what you are getting for Christmas rather than WHO was given to start Christmas. Shouldn’t you be more concerned about giving God the praise and glory for his Son that he allowed to come into the world that you may be saved from your sins?
When the subject of a story is removed from the picture then a different story is told. As you may not like to hear, but Christmas has become more commercialized that our focus has shifted from the Creator to the creature. Yes, we tend to be more concerned about celebrating with one another than celebrating with Christ.
In some places, you will see the nativity scene as a reminder of Christ birth but let me just say he is no longer in the manger but on the throne. Yes, seated at the right hand of the Father continually making intercession on our behalf.
As you go on with your celebration this Christmas let us make a greater effort to keeep Christ in the picture that we may uphold the true meaning of the Christmas story. Remember, God is depending on me and you to lift up his Son. “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”. John 12:32 (KJV)
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Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.