Merry Christmas! I love the Christmas season! As an old friend that I only get to visit once a year, for a month, then it goes away for 11 more months. My Church family growls at me when I suggest doing Christmas in July. I wonder why…..
I can tell you why! They are afraid of it! People are afraid that if we suggest Christmas twice a year that means twice the struggle; twice the stress and twice the cost. But oh My! We have so missed the sleigh on this one. I mean, really, what in the WORLD are we thinking? I am trying to be light hearted here on this one. But, think of the joy that comes every December. Ya know, Joy to the World? Come all Ye Faithful. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.
Here is a concept……: What would it be like if Churches and communities celebrated Christ every day, every week, every month, the way we celebrate the birth of our Savior in December? If we could only display to the world- “Joy to the World”….. Or every Sunday to put out the call to “Come All Ye Faithful”….. Or teach the world that if they trust in the Lord and rely upon Him with ALL their burdens they really will find, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. To finally have a true, “Silent Night”. That every night is a “Holy Night”. I want to teach the world “What Child is This?”
Do we end every prayer with, “O Come Emmanuel”?
Christmas is the time, the perfect time, to announce and proclaim Jesus to the world! Praise God we serve a mighty God! Let’s show it!
Thank you all for a great and beautiful Church family. I love you all!