We are now at the start of the Christmas season and that means lots of shopping, children laughing and giggling, and long lines to stand in while they wait to see Santa in person. It will likely be a long wait for children and parents alike, but it is important for them to give the big, jolly fellow their wish list. Their hopes and dreams for what should be under the Christmas tree come Christmas morning depend on it.
But before we get started on all the hustle and bustle, the excitement and the good cheer, let’s think a moment about that very simple yet important question that was posed. Where's the line to see Jesus? After all, Christmas celebrates His birth, the beginning of a life to teach us the way to live and the way to achieve salvation through true freedom which is freedom from sin. He is the answer and the way to eternal life over everlasting death. So, why do we stand in line for hours to see Santa when so many barely give lip service to Jesus, the true reason for the season?
Now, I could go on for paragraphs about what we need to do and how to do it, but no one would likely listen. And who can blame them, for no one wants to be lectured about a subject that is really quite personal and is based upon a decision of free will. So, instead I will offer a beautiful song, a Christmas song, not a hymn, which was first sung by a very talented young woman, Becky Kelley of St. Louis. Her strong voice made the song go viral back in 2010 when it was first shown on U Tube. I personally love the song as it is set to video. It does indeed give meaning fit for a thousand words and no other words are necessary after it’s been watched. The message it imparts is very clear and to the point.
View it, listen to the words and remember the message while you are doing your shopping. The kids need gifts, yes indeed, but always remember to put the primary thrust on Jesus, The Christ Child, in all that you do this Christmas. After all, He is our Savior and our promise from God if only we believe. Isn’t He worth the effort this Christmas?
Here’s the link to the song; you may have to copy and paste it into your browser to view and listen. Here’s hoping from the very start of the season that all have the best Christmas ever. Let's put Him first; He will see to the rest.