So, while the fireplaces on a cold December 26th down here are really roaring, there is no snoring as most family members are running hither and yon to try and capture that one special something that they couldn't bear doing without this years But shouldn't there have been a different way and viewpoint this day? I mean really think about it. Sure Christmas is supposed to be focused on something so much different. After all, didn't the Lord Himself tell us that our focus is supposed to be on each other? Aren't we supposed to put the Lord first? Yet we can hardly get thorough Christmas without again turning our focus toward more material things and less spiritual things of much greater and certainly more lasting value. For only eternity is forever and the latest fad goes with the next wind of new things.
I don't mean to sound critical but after watching so many bash the faith while still talking about Christmas in just a material way, I can imagine Jesus and the Father above are looking down on us with a frown not a smile since so many have no concept of anything but what meets their instant desires. I think it's just a sad commentary of our world today which has put all things secular first while putting the Lord in the closet thinking He won't notice, when in reality He knows everything including every wish and desire. Perhaps we can look at these things from the perspective of a possible resolution for the New Year coming next week. Why not ponder that?
Despite my criticism of our modern ways, let me try and end this on a high note. All of us, good and bad, are sinners. We can't help that for it is just part of the human experience and God understands that. But maybe, just maybe, we can all focus better on what is expected of us, not so much what we want rather than need, and we can do better in the months of the year ahead. What if we limited our gifts in cost and scope and put the savings to use on something that would help those truly in need? Or with the savings on credit card interest we can gain by keeping things modest, just think what those dollars could do? Even so, not everything has to be somber, for God wants us to have fun and enjoy things, too, so perhaps what we need is just a little better balance. What say each of you?