Okay. *Deep breath*
I continue to be amazed by the steady and not-too-subtle removal of Christ from Christmas. Seems like anything but Jesus is the true reason for the season.
Why does this surprise me?
Why would the enemy be satisfied with seeing the One who has defeated him being honored every year worldwide?
So … we’ve become politically correct and speak of “the holidays” rather than Christmas. And yes, I understand that other religions celebrate special events around this time.
Displays of manger scenes or anything related to the nativity are sometimes banned; in other cases, they meet strong resistance.
Children are more excited about the arrival of Santa Claus than about the true star of Christmas. So many don’t even know why we celebrate Christmas.
Or, in some cases, Xmas. Who on earth is X?
At this rate, in a few years we will be dealing with a generation that has no valid concept of Christmas.
Here’s my pledge in the midst of this madness:
Instead of an “Anything but Jesus” Christmas, I’m committing to an “Everything is Jesus” Christmas.
I will not be wishing you happy holidays; I will be wishing you a joyous and Christ-filled Christmas.
I will not be asking kids what Santa got them (sorry, parents!); I will ask them whether they know why they are really getting gifts at this time of year.
I will not write or say Merry Xmas. What the heck is that anyway?
How about you? What’s your pledge this Christmas?