By Brenda B Taylor
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John1:14 NKJV
Christmas is a time when you should expect heaven’s entrance into your dusty, dirty world. Christmas is a time of miracles and the season should remind you that miracles really do happen, prayers are answered, and heaven is for real. Christmas is a time of love—a time to show God’s love to a dark world.
During the Christmas season the entire world turns its attention to Jesus. I heard a comment on the radio from an atheist who said religion needs to be taken out of Christmas. The radio host answered that without religion there would be no Christmas.
Amidst the presents, tinsel, and decorations, the underlying reason for Christmas shines forth—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and His entry into human existence. No matter how one tries to deny the true meaning of the season, He shines through. Although the world tries to deny Him, it cannot at Christmas time. His name is engraved into the very fabric of the season. His love shines forth with a warmth and glow that makes the world a little better place to live. The hardest hearts are a little softer. The meanest people become a little kinder. The poor receive food and gifts through the generosity of those who have more. Songs of love and goodness fill the air.
Let Christmas begin whenever the merchants decide to start the season. They are usually the ones who bring out the decorations, merchandise, and Christmas music to set our minds on shopping. All of that is okay, because the world begins turning its attention to Jesus. Whether they believe in Him or not, they cannot deny His existence during this holy season that carries His name—CHRISTmas.
Merry Christmas. Love someone in His name today.