I get excited after Thanksgiving about Christmas. I like the idea of the month of December dedicated to the celebration of Christ. Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas season in the land of Richard.
I know, Christmas has become commercial and the birth of Jesus elbowed out by shopping and parties, stress and guilt and by something called the spirit of the season. However, the reason for the season does break through regardless.
Over the years, retailers have been convinced by the anti-God, foes of Christmas people that it is not politically correct to use the name of the holiday in their advertising for the holiday. For me, the height of this foolishness came when a home building supply chain had the term “holiday trees” in their ads. Okay, what does a Hanukkah tree look like? Anyone know how a Kwanza bush is decorated? This year, a car company, in their attempt to purge any mention of Christmas and/or Christmas symbols, actually had a television commercial for the pagan celebration of Winter Solstice where a family drives out into the woods to hang a talisman on a tree in keeping with the superstition that it will ward off evil spirits.
Here is truth; the more those who want to eliminate God from the world, the more He finds new and interesting ways of making Himself know to those who seek Him. In fact, trying to expunge God only makes Him more interesting.
So I put up the decorations, pull out my Christmas movies and drink in everything that makes Christmas special. Try to ignore it, change it or make it into a worship of pagan deities and spirits who have no power. It is impossible to take the enchantment out of the holiday His people established to worship God coming to Earth to redeem His creation. Merry Christmas!
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32