“Who did it?” Christmas in many ways is a monument to our ability to endure, excel, and outdo. We compete with our neighbor for the brightest displays; put just that extra touch of ourselves into our cookie recipes and actually use a lint brush on that sweater prior to going to church. Christmas is a time of focusing on us.
Think about it. When you think about it, memories of the holidays are mostly reflections of what we did, with whom, and how successful we were doing it. What we are really saying is, "I did it! Christmas came off as I planned; a real monument to the Christmas spirit."
God’s Word tells us: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).
Christmas is more than a celebration of what we can accomplish with wrapping paper, wheat flour, and strings of electric icicle lights. Christmas is a time of accomplishing the building of monuments, monuments of faith built on belief that it only takes one word, one act of kindness, one gentle touch to bring the story of Jesus Christ into hearts that are hurting. The star of Christmas is a beacon beckoning us to do the work that Christ has called each one of us to do.
We pray. “Father, we search for you and have to strain to hear your voice. And yet you come to us where we are, in our sinful lives.You forgive us and change our hearts through the grace of Your Son, Jesus and His liberating love. Forgive us as we thank you for your presence in our lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)