I got a magazine in the mail that said, “Visit Kansas City.” It’s near my hometown, so I flipped it over to see what was going on.
Nothing. There is certainly no “Christ” in Christmas. It said, “Season of Magic—Winter Calendar.”
Whew. I got angry!
Christmas was originally a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God who was sent to Earth to save humanity. It was a time for Christians to come together and give thanks for this gift of love and redemption. However, as Christmas has become more commercialized over the years, the focus has shifted away from the birth of Jesus and towards consumerism and gift-giving.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of it! I want CHRISTmas, not holiday or season of magic! I want people to know Jesus and allow them to be awakened like never before.
It is easy to get caught up in the pressure to buy the perfect present or to have the most elaborate holiday decorations, but it is important to remember that the true meaning of Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and the love and hope that he brings into the world.
Let’s make an effort to put Christ back at the center of our Christmas celebrations. Remember the true purpose of this special holiday and experience the joy and hope that it brings.
May your holiday season be filled with love, hope, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus.