Tuesday, November 12, 2013

(PSSST. Click the song below so it plays while you read!)

Christmas is coming! Who's excited? I love Christmas. Christmas is such an amazing time of the year because it's a time where families come together, yummy food is eaten, gifts are giving and a lot of people in need are reached out to. 

You see I have a totally different view point of Christmas these days. I listen to Christmas music like it's going out of style and so many of the songs are worships songs to Christ (think classics here). Santa baby doesn't fall in this category. ;) They speak to my heart and they open my eyes to Christmas in times when my eyes seem so focused or stressed on the wrong ideas of what Christmas is about.

You see long ago before the first Christmas hope was lost. The soul was weary and felt worthless. People walked around and prayed earnestly for a savior. The world was covered in sin but instead of there being hope that this sin could be lifted and that there was more it was being smothered. Put out. 

Then the big news arrived! 

Luke 2:10-12 Then the angel said to them (the shepherds), "Do not be afraid, for BEHOLD, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a babe in swaddling clothes wrapped and lying in a manger." 

Stop for me. Read it out loud. Those two verses are some of the most powerful Christmas verses you can imagine. The word behold means to "see, or observe," these shepherds were being told to "see." What are they seeing? Not just a baby. They are seeing the savior of this world. Hope. When Christ was born, hope was reborn. 

The song O HOLY NIGHT talks about this glorious moment when Christ came into this world. "Till he appeared and the soul felt it's worth, a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices."

This weary world needs to hear this message this Christmas. What can you do inside of your family and outside the four walls of your family to spread this message? Christmas is not a DAY. It's a way of living. We should be living like it's Christmas EVERY single day of the year. This Christmas, as it's not far away, what can you do to share Jesus? 

Be blessed.

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