I’m publishing this blog on September 25, which means Christmas is only three months away! Hobby Lobby decorated it’s aisles in July, and most retail stores are not far behind. Deck the halls, make a list, and check it twice, December 25th is on its way.
Perhaps you’ve somehow avoided the Christmas Spirit to date. September weather and fall leaves hardly evoke images of a wintry wonderland with sleigh rides, jingle bells, and roasting chestnuts.
However, Christmas is not a day, season, or feeling. Instead, it’s the celebration of divine grace in our human lives. God so loved the world that the divine became incarnate, the Word became flesh.
The bookends of Jesus life at the manger and the cross reveal the height, width, and depth of God’s love for each of us. God so loved the world—so loved each of us—that God GAVE. The empty tomb declares that our Lord is with us both now and forever more.
Christmas is only three months away.
Christmas was almost 2,000 years ago.
Christmas is when we know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.