Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I hear people talk about Christmas as though it were an object. For instance, you have probably heard something like, "We have our Christmas on the Sunday before Christmas Day." Or it may be referred to as an activity, such as "Where does your family get together to do Christmas?" But I believe Christmas is so much more than that. I believe it is "who we are", not what we have or do. Yes, my family gets together to eat dinner, exchange gifts and enjoy each other's company on Christmas Day. And I participate in my church's Christmas program on Christmas Eve. I love the Christmas music, shopping for gifts, baking cookies, etc. But I also give to charities, sponsor a child, collect canned food, or other kindnesses to honor Christ, who gave His all for us and asks for nothing but love in return. Can we "be" a little more Christmas this year instead of "doing" Christmas or "having" Christmas?