I cant help but wonder how it is that December roars in with dazzle and hype but on December 26th we are dumping our Christmas trees off to be carted to the landfill and decorations are put back in the attic and all things Christmas are forgotten until next October when the stores and media begin the bombardment of materialism all over again. The Christmas season has become something so unrecognizable that we should all be ashamed of ourselves as a society. I am amazed as I watch a Christmas advertisement in which a child appears on the tv and is asking santa for a Ford F150. My jaw drops as I had just come from an event that served underprivileged children and families from the county I live in who have nothing. The children at the event have nothing and some are fresh from being homeless and they ask for basics like blankets or a bed. I think as a society we need to step back and ask ourselves what is really important in our lives, not just at Christmas, but all year long. If I could ask for one thing for Christmas it would be to keep Christ in our hearts all year long as he is the true gift of the season.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16