The real St. Nick would want you to focus on Christ in you, the hope of glory! Christ makes me merry! Christ isn’t just the first part of the word Christmas. He’s the fire in my soul!
Christ didn’t follow a human program 2,000 years ago. Why do we expect Him to now? Christ came to transform our lives, not to get us to sit through religious meetings. Jesus wasn’t born to give us a nice Christmas story–but to save us from our sins. (See Matthew 1:21.) Christ wasn’t born to make Dec. 25th a holiday, but to fill you with His presence.
Christmas time, without time for Christ, is a misnomer. In all your presents, don’t miss Christ’s Presence! Make your Christmas about “Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) On the day named for Christ, may you surrender control of your your life to Him. Sentimentalism is sweet, but it takes the risen Jesus to change your life.
Why celebrate the birth of the historic Jesus if we won’t obey the risen Jesus? Has what happened in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, happened in your heart? Christ’s advent was 2,000 years ago — He’s been changing lives ever since! Celebrating Christ’s birth without letting Him be born in you, misses the point. Advent was not meant to be a past event but a present reality–God with us!
Have an Xtra special holiday with the risen Christ! X out the “mas” & let Christ lead your life. Why do we have birthday parties for Jesus & act like He’s not in the room? If people gave each other gifts on my birthday, but ignored me, I wouldn’t like it. In all your presents, don’t miss Christ’s Presence! Christmas time, without time for Christ, is a misnomer. New stuff can be nice, but if that’s all you got for Christmas you came up short!