In recent days the
sentiment has been echoed by many, “Christmas just doesn’t seem like Christmas
What’s missing? Have things really changed that much? Upon contemplating Scripture it seems
apparent things really haven’t changed much since that first eve of Christ’s
birth. That night only a few were aware
of His presence, only a few searched till they found Him in the busyness of Bethlehem.
Is it fair to say that
most of us have yet to make Christmas day the day we truly celebrate Christ’s
birth? What’s missing in Christmas? Christ!
Long ago people began to
abbreviate the spelling of Christmas – “xmas.”
When Christ is left out, Christmas does become “xmas.” And when there is “xmas" then there is worldly
xcitement, xhibitions, xtravagances, xpenses, xchanges, xcuses, and xhaustion.
Let us set new traditions
this year of having a Christmas in which Christ is prominent and preeminent!
“In this was manifested
the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through Him.” (I John 4:9)
“Thanks be unto God for
His unspeakable gift.” (II Corinthians 9:15)
Merry CHRISTmas from all of
us here at BBN and the Bible Institute!