Have A Blessed Christmas 2016

PhotobucketI would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a joyous and blessed Christmas, and a new year filled with awe and wonder. Who knows how many more years are left for us to celebrate CHRISTMAS, before it is regulated to the halls of the “politically incorrect!”

I don’t plan on getting into a “soap box” issue here, but as a Christian I sense the beating of the drums. What I mean is this! While out in the public arena, I have heard more “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” than “Merry Christmases. I even asked one clerk if it was against company policy to say “Merry Christmas?” She replied that she tried saying “Merry Christmas” twice, and was greeted in return with dirty looks! Even the newspaper adds are eliminating the traditional greeting of “Merry Christmas” in favor of the more politically correct version. In the past “Christmas cards” were about Christmas, the Nativity, Peace on earth, Angels and Wise men. Now people send cards with quotes from Confusions or the Dali Lama.

Now I know Christmas holds traditions that quite frankly have nothing to do with the “real Jesus,” but it is what it is – “Jesus is the reason for the season!” Just because we have commercialized it to the point of losing the “heart of reflection” toward the incarnation, doesn’t mean we should bow to the “holy grail” of political correctness.

I for one am eternally grateful for the significance of Christmas, and the hope and promise that it hold for all true believers. My family and I will forever worship the Christ of Christmas in our hearts, and daily lives, as I believe it was intended.

John 1: 4-5 “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Have A Blessed Christmas

Mike

 

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