Merry Christmas everyone around the world!
It’s the one religious holiday that is celebrated around the world on the same day!
Point2Ponder “When is the last time you considered—what does Christmas mean to YOU?”
See those pics?
The presents are all wrapped and are all lined up, ready to be packed into the back of the car.
The Christmas Tree is on non-stop until we leave to drive home for the holidays!
Christmas is presents and dead trees lit up with lights and funny objects we carry on from year to year.
But what does Christmas really mean to me?
I have to tell you—it’s my favorite time of year!
I have always cherished Christmas time!
I look forward to it all year long—
I even start celebrating right after Labor Day—I really do!
My wife gets so upset with the fact that Christmas seems to overshadow all the holidays leading up to it.
They start displaying Christmas in October—move over Tom Turkey—it’s Black Friday looming in our heads!
But…I don’t mind…I love the anticipation of Christmas!
I love the planning of Christmas…
I love the buying of Christmas…
I love the sharing of gifts of Christmas…
But mostly, I love the true meaning of Christmas!
My Lord and Savior was sent from Heaven to be the Greatest Gift ever Given!
Wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger in a stable in Bethlehem…
Was born to save us from our sins!
And I celebrate the CHRIST in Christmas!
That’s not very popular these days!
We have become a nation led by minorities!
I respect all faiths—well, maybe not atheism—not believing in anything just seems uneducated and not thought out!
How could all of this just have evolved and happened and no Greater Power involved?
I don’t subscribe to that—
But the other faiths—okay, so they believe differently—I respect their right to do that.
But—their right does NOT supersede my right to also believe—and my country was based on my right to believe in Christ!
If I were in Iraq or Iran—I would not expect them to say Merry Christmas during Ramadan holiday.
I would not demand it—I would respect that—I am in their country where their beliefs are the prevailing beliefs of the land.
But for some reason…in America—it is NOT politically correct to say Merry Christmas!
We are bullied into saying Happy Holidays!
Well—I don’t give in to bullies!
Never have, Never will!
As Jett would say “That’s bowling and bowling is bad—no one should bowly me!”
He pronounces bullying as bowling—so cute, but still—so true!
So the true meaning of Christmas is Christ was sent from Heaven—the Greatest Gift ever given!
To save this world from its sin and provide a way for us to be redeemed and restored into a right relationship with God!
The One True LIVING God!
And that’s what I proclaim as loud as I can—to all those BOWLING me to say Happy Holidays!
I say “Merry CHRISTmas!”