by Tim Leahy
It is the night before Christmas and all through the land so many are misinformed, so many are mistaken. Christmas for many is about getting and giving, when it’s actually about celebrating the Babe in the manger (Luke 2:1-20), and God taking on flesh (Matthew 1:23) to fix our separation problem from Him (Romans 6:23). Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. That’s where the name “Christ-mas” comes from.
In our strange, uptight, politically correct society, there’s this insane battle over Christmas, because some are offended by the word “Christmas”. They insist on changing “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”. Bah-humbug!
If you want to say “Happy Holidays” that’s your prerogative, just like it’s our prerogative to say “Merry Christmas”. It’s also our God given right, and our right as Americans (freedom of speech and freedom of religion). So please don’t get all Scrooged on people, or get your stockings in a knot and demand that others say “Happy Holidays”, instead of wishing you a “Merry Christmas”.
After all, what happened to tolerance? Because it’s Christmas, I’m not going to go there. Instead let me wish you a Merry Christmas. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
On the flip-side, if someone wishes you a “Happy Holiday” say thank you, and kindly share the reason for the season (Jesus) with them. Click here for information on how to share Jesus.
If you’ve received the greatest Gift known to man-kind, praise God! If you don’t know about His Gift, let me encourage you to click here to see what He did for you.
Our prayer, and God’s desire is that none would perish (2 Peter 3:9), but that everyone would receive Jesus and the gift of eternal life, that He provides to those who recognize that their sins have separated them from God. (Romans 6:23). Trusting that His substitutionary death fixed their separation problem, and then committing their lives to Jesus as Master and Ruler of their lives (John 3:16).
Click here to commit your life to Jesus and receive the greatest Christmas gift known to mankind.