Every gift given this Christmas Season that is not given in the spirit of Happy Birthday Jesus is really given in the spirit of the world. Every present that we give out of obligation worships the god of this age.
Gift giving is great when the Spirit of God abides in us and our gifts.
The excitement over Santa is fun when it is secondary to seeking God, his kingdom, and his righteousness. Our God is a jealous God.
We can hang stockings and put out cookies and have fun doing all of those seasonal things so long as we have celebrated the right thing—the birth of the Child who was King at this birth.
He is still King and Lord and Savior and Redeemer and Friend. Let’s not make room for Jesus this Christmas Season. Let’s make everything about him and then there will be room for Santa, elves, Rudolph, Frosty, and all those who have been hogging center stage for too long.
Jesus is not just the reason for the season; He is the reason for everything.
Let’s put these words in the front of our minds for the next week:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!