It will always be Merry because of Christmas. Christmas is not just a word, it is more than a phrase. It is a word that says historically, the Christ child came and dwelt among us. A child who was born to change the world's condition. He has many names, Wonderful, Counselor, Savior. He is the Christ, the son of the Living God. Christ is born is an historical fact.
He cannot be stamped out, no matter if we are not allowed to say Merry Christmas as we should, by the right of free speach. We can withhold gifts from under the tree, if we choose to, afterall it itsn't the gift that we celebrate. We celebrate Him. He is the Gift.
Those companies which suggest that we should be "all inclusive" must understand that it is not simply a greeting. We can include everyone in this celebration. Afterall, He came for everyone and did not exclude anyone in his salvation plan for the world. So, It will always be a "Merry" Christmas in our hearts. You are all welcome to join in.
Tomorrow, as we give thanks, we will be mindful of the shopping season ahead and prepare for the gifting of other's yet knowing, nothing is ours that doesn't come from Him, another reason to give thanks and celebrate.
Silent Night, Holy Night, All is calm, All is Bright.---Joy to the World, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. (Truly a time to reflect on this great miracle).
I just love Christmas. Thanksgiving is not too bad either. There is a time for everything. We will watch Santa who will appear in the Macy's parade, to usher in Christmas, as if this were a promotional event. I guess to some it is as it (means time to start Christmas shopping), but do you know the real St. Nicholas? For that matter, do you know the real Christ of Christmas? Something to think about as Christmas approaches is'nt it? Or, will this be just another empty holiday to throw away with your gift wrap.
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