Great efforts are being made to take Christ out of Christmas. Because of “political correctness,” many schools no longer mention the Bethlehem Baby. The old Christmas carols are seldom sung, and the greeting “merry Christmas” is often replaced with “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons greetings.” Commercialism is supplanting Christmas. But the truth of Christmas cannot be erased. The angel’s message is still as much needed today as it was on that first Christmas day, because we are just as much in need of a Savior as people were then. Paul reminds us “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Matthew wrote, “And she (Mary) shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” The message of Christmas is still true and relevant. Luke wrote, “… behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Let’s keep Christ in Christmas. He is still the reason for the season.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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