Three inches of snow on the ground. A gingerbread house on the counter. A mug of tea in front of me as I sit at the table with my laptop. The sound of “Frosty the Snowman” coming from the TV in the living room. The smell of popcorn, and Christmas-y scented candles. The prospect of getting up early tomorrow to take pictures of the snow before my four-year-old sister decorates the yard with her little footprints. The excitement of waking up a week from today and watching my family open their presents, and, of course, me opening a few of my own. And, most important but all-too-easily forgotten, the birth of a Savior who would one day give up His life to mend a shattered world.
These things, to me, are Christmas. Especially the birth of Jesus. That’s most certainly the best part of Christmas!
Remember that as you experience the Christmas season. Whether you look forward to it, or just want it to be over with, or even if you could care less, just bear in mind what Christmas is all about.
And maybe you’ve heard a zillion people telling you that “Jesus is the reason for the season!” But sometimes I think we hear about it so much that it loses its effect. I mean, even people like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are singing about the birth of Jesus, without even giving it a second thought, without realizing what it means.
Don’t let that happen to you. When you hear somebody tell you, “Jesus is the reason for the season” take a moment to remind yourself what that really means.