I’m not at all in the baaaahhhhhhhhhh humbug mode, but I’m feeling a little disappointed in our Christmas season. First, it has come up SOOOOOO quickly! Furthermore, I get discouraged by the amount of craziness the season of shopping brings. I don’t even want to go grocery shopping —HAHA! –I never want to do that, but it’s even worse during this time of the year.
I love giving at this time. The spirit of giving and Santa excites me, but the constant need to get more more more that seems to ooze out of us all makes me feel bad for the “human condition” here in America. There are people in this world that live on less than we spend on a Sonic drink. (Oh, how I love those things!)
Again, I’m not in the scrooge mood. I’m just thinking— what in the world have we allowed Christmas to turn into? The true meaning is overlooked. Some argue that it’s not even Jesus’s REAL birthday so why should we really celebrate it. So, am I to understand that we just commemorate December 25th as a day to go into debt in order to make all those around us get more stuff? Grr! No.
December 25th is THE DAY we should recognize that the most amazing thing that has ever happened in the history of human existence BEGAN in a manger with a baby who would grow to be our savior! It’s the day (whether it’s the ACTUAL birth date or not) we should reflect on what this birth did for us. What this event meant for us. What Jesus continues to do for us.
JESUS is THE REASON for the season. That has turned into a cliche little rhyme to some. To me…It is the
TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS.
It is what HE gave that makes me want to spread His love all around–during this season and all throughout the year.
Thank you Jesus for the true spirit and for the salvation You brought! Amen!