Christmas without Christ, the Season without the Saviour. Holly without holiness, the tinsel without The Truth, reindeer without righteousness…..this is Christmas for millions. Don’t you see? Don’t you understand….there is NO Christmas without Christ. There would be no Season were it NOT for the Saviour. You cannot Xmas Christ out of Christmas….He IS Christmas.
Letters to Santa, cookies and milk, a poor imitation of the years that lie ahead for the babe in the manger. Kingly robes were willingly traded for swaddling clothes and an ole rugged cross. A manger now replaced a throne as the babe slept. Knowing what lay ahead He slept. Destined to die, He slept.
Do we rest content in the arms of our Father? Do we trust in Him and obey or do questions, doubts, fears crowd out our peace, our sleep, our destiny? Do we stand on His promises, do we even know His promises, or has the Bible become a mere fable….much like Christmas without Christ, the season without the Saviour and tinsel without The Truth?
The LORD would say….” Rejoice that your Saviour, JESUS Christ has come. He has redeemed fallen mankind. He has forgiven sin and has prepared a place for all who will embrace this babe in a manger, the babe from Bethlehem. Look beyond the tinsel, the holly…the hype. Seek The Truth, for in Me alone will you find your Peace on earth, good will toward men.
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you. Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
Mary, did you know…. that when you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God?
Joy to the world, the Lord is come, Let earth receive her King.”