Everywhere we turn at the moment we’re remind that it’ll soon be Christmas – There’s Christmas decorations going up in people’s houses and in the street. Then there’s all the pre-Christmas sales urging us to spend our money on “fantastic bargains” or “huge reductions”.
Phew! It’s exhausting just thinking about it all!
Well I’ve just spend today Christmas shopping with my Mum, buying the remainder of my presents. I quickly remembered when I got to the shops why Christmas is not my favourite time of year…I hate the shops being so busy and having to join endless queues to pay for one item. Bah Humbug I hear you say, but please be assured I like buying my family and friends presents, I simply dislike the commercialism that has overtaken all things Christmas.
Do you think the people in your community actually know and understand why we celebrate Christmas, and what it’s really all about? I would be very surprised if many know what Christmas is really about. The standard answers would probably be “giving and receiving presents”, “spending time with family” or “Santa”. In other words they have taken Christ out of Christmas!
We as Christians have a great responsibility, particularly at this time of year, to make sure we tell the world about Jesus.
We must remind everyone that without Christ there would be no Christmas!
What Child Is This by Michael W Smith… Checkout Michael W Smith’s website: http://www.michaelwsmith.com P.S. I just about managed to finish all my Christmas shopping today, I hope your Christmas shopping expeditions are as successful.
Checkout Michael W Smith’s website: http://www.michaelwsmith.com
P.S. I just about managed to finish all my Christmas shopping today, I hope your Christmas shopping expeditions are as successful.