Merry Christmas to All

Christmas Birth

The business I am currently engaged in has me going out to various residences around the St. Louis area.  I meet with numerous families throughout the day.  Some rich, some poor.  One thing I’ve noticed is that many of the parents I meet, no matter how rich or poor, are wishing the holidays to be over with, as soon as possible!

I don’t get it.  

Jesus is the reason for the season, not gifts, nor holiday shopping, nor big feasts.  

Christians  in America have been sucked into the pit of secularism and commercialism.   For that, they are suffering.  Suffering because they no longer await the celebration of our Savior’s birth with joy in their hearts.  Suffering because they foolishly think they need to buy the greatest, most perfect gifts for everyone.  And, suffering at the thought of their next credit card statement…

They no longer place Christ at the center of their lives.  Instead, they place materialism at the center.

Again, I don’t get it. 

God has already given us the greatest, most perfect gift anyone could ever give to another; eternal life through His son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

How could one ever possibly think to outdo God in the gift giving department?    And, to top it off, God payed off, in full, OUR own, personal credit card debts with the blood of His only begotten son!

So, I don’t get it.  God has already done the shopping, paying, and suffering.  Who are we to even think we can come close to God’s gift giving?  

We can’t.

Therefore, I pray that you, along with all my fellow Americans and Christians, will forget about those ridiculous secular trappings associated with Christmas and just use today as a time to reflect on the gloriousness of the greatest, most perfect gift mankind has ever received:  Jesus Christ;  our Propitiation, Redeemer, Lord and Savior.

Amen.

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13 Comments on “Merry Christmas to All”

  1. Che Says:

    Merry Christmas, Amerikans!


  2. Merry Christmas Doctor Bulldog & Family.

    Merry Christmas Ronin, Wherever you are…


    • And, a Merry Christmas to you and yours, INFM!

      Yup, I’m a little worried about Ronin, too. He was suppose to be back in the States months ago. I haven’t heard anything! I hope and pray he’s alright.

      Cheers!

  3. PB-in-AL Says:

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Doc. I agree with everything you said.

    We’ve been so tight the last couple of years that the only gifts purchased have been for our daughter, none for my wife or me. Frankly, that’s turned out to be just fine. Sure, it would have been nice to get her a little something, but to not have that pressure, to not have the looming credit card debt, etc. is a relief.

    This Christmas we were all socked in with the flu, no fun to be had there. But mostly, I sorely missed our Christmas Eve mass; I love that particular celebration. The joyfulness second only to Easter morning. Regardless of our health, He came to earth; He will come again.

    Peace and blessing to you and your families, Doc and Ronin, and to all my fellow commenters.

  4. Richard the Lion Heart Says:

    I hope you both had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year chaps from over the Great Pond

  5. theskepticalchristian1971 Says:

    Merry Christmas Doctor Bulldog & Family. You are missed around here.

  6. tgusa Says:

    Yes, Merry Christmas Doctor, wherever you might ne.
    This is not a Christmas carol but it is, I think, appropriate for the times we find ourselves living in.

    Sincerely,
    tgusa


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