I don’t know. There’s something about this time of year that makes people want to pull out their Christmas CD’s, dust them off, and pop them in the CD player. There’s something about this time of year that calls for hot chocolate, a blanket, and a good (clean) Christmas movie. There is something about this time of year that demands lights, Christmas ornaments, and a tree.
Also this time of year…Stores are overcrowded. Slushy snow is on the streets (depending on where you live). Houses are being cleaned and prepared for uncles, aunts, grandmas, grandpas, and cousins to arrive for the holidays. Presents are being wrapped. Cookies are being baked and decorated. Menus are being planned.
I don’t know…maybe it’s the weather. The ugly gray skies and trees with bare limbs make us feel so depressed we just have to do something to liven up our surroundings.
But is all of this stuff really Christmas? I mean, is this what Christmas is? No, it isn’t.
It’s easy in all of this hustle and bustle to forget the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
Christmas celebrates the birth of a baby that was born over 2,000 years ago. A baby that was no ordinary baby. A baby who was fully human…but at the same time fully God. Someone that would later grow up and become the Savior of the world. One whose name is Jesus Christ.
Christmas is His birthday.
But in all the hurrying and rushing around this time of year…it’s easy to forget it.
Let’s remember not to forget Him this year. Yeah, we’re busy…but so is Jesus. If He had a calendar think of how full it would be. But yet He doesn’t forget us…let’s not forget Him either.