Tuesday, December 7, 2010

O Come All Ye Faithful...

I just love this time of year... the only time of year that we can go to public department stores and hear hymns being sung... Christmas hymns that is!   I was thinking today of those good old Christmas hymns... many of them have such a great message. Enough that they are a witness to the unconverted... even convicting to those who are converted.   - "O Come all Ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant... O Come let us adore HIM" Wonderful words - I know I need to be reminded to focus on Him during this season!

Yet, it makes me very angry to see how so many people, organziations, and even stores are taking away even the name of the holiday.  Happy Holidays is becoming the "politically correct" version of Christmas.  Which is completely ridiculous, because the national holiday that we celebrate on December 25th is legally named "Christmas." I have personally chosen to only shop at stores this year that openly use Christmas in their advertisements.

Christmas is because of Christ.  We celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus, that was the purpose of the holiday... how can it be a holiday without a purpose?  Happy Holidays... what does that celebrate?

I hope that many of you are choosing to wish people a Merry Christmas - and continue to celebrate this wonderful holiday for HE is the reason for this season!

Luke 2:11 For unto us is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.

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