I have always loved Christmas. Previous years, on the 1st of December, the tree and decorations were put up. Some presents were already hidden in the house and were promply put underneath the tree. By Christmas eve, there was a heap of presents. And my credit card was in mourning.
Somehow this year, the Christmas feeling didn’t come. By the middle of December there were no decorations, no tree, no presents. What amused me was that nobody else in the household seemed bothered about it. I expected the children to complain…nothing. We all felt the same. Sick to our stomachs of the fake xmas of the world.
The fake xmas of the world is empty as Jesus does not form part of it. A tree took the focus off the cross. Silly little lights took the focus off the Star of Bethlehem. Giving to others takes the focus off the guilt of knowing not enough time was given to Jesus this year.
It simply isn’t the same.
May you experience a true CHRISTmas tomorrow, in the presence of Jesus, not a worldy xmas.
Whether you will have a Christmas or a xmas is entirely your choice.