HOW DO YOU PUT CHRIST BACK INTO CHRISTMAS?

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
November 27, 2017

Thanksgiving has passed.  I love the time from Thanksgiving through Christmas. I usually start the Christmas music in mid-November and the decorations start going up the day after Thanksgiving. I am running a few days late this year, but I will begin in a couple of days. I see many homes in town decorated, and downtown is ready for the Christmas parade.

When I was a child, we decorated on Christmas Eve, and the tree was out the door the next day. I am sure we did not see Christmas commercials in September.

Every year Christians lament that we have commercialized Christmas too much. It is true, for many, if not most, Christmas is all about the presents under the tree and not the baby in the manger.

Most of us Christians think we know what Christmas is all about. It occurs to me, however, that we can’t put Christ back into Christmas by singing more Baby Jesus carols instead of the likes of Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.  We can’t put Christ back into Christmas by having  a manger scene somewhere in our house or yard. It does not happen by sending Christmas cards bearing a scene of Jesus in the manger  or a verse about “peace on earth goodwill to men,” instead of cards with Santa Clause and his team of reindeer. Putting Christ back into Christmas does not happen by reading the Christmas story before we open our presents. We put Christ back into Christmas when, every day of the season, we advance His Kingdom on earth by sharing why he was born.  He was born to die for the sins of all mankind so that, “…in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Yes, just spreading the simple gospel message is the best way to put Christ back into Christmas.

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Suggested reading and listening list

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Christian Children’s Book)

 

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DISCLOSURE: The products for which I provide links are all products I can personally recommend.  I may be an affiliate for those products which means if you click on a link and buy one of those products, I will be paid a small commission.   You will not pay more for the product by clicking on my link, but it will help offset some of the cost of providing YOUR DAILY MOMENT.  Thank you, and as always, be blessed. Karen

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