Why have Christmas, when it has become so commercial, Besides, we don’t know that December 25th was
actually the very day Jesus was born. And look at all the drinking and partying…it’s actually sacrilegious!
Well, folks, I’ve thought about all that, so look at it this way. Christmas is the one season of the
entire year when people say words like “Christ” and “holy” and “Jesus” without it being
part of their cursing. And a few of those who never give Jesus a thought the rest of the year, actually go to church. Never
mind that it’s just to please their Mother or wife…
The prophet Isaiah said, “His word will not return void” (Isaiah 55:11),
which means that when Jesus is preached, or even mentioned, even by ministers are just in it for the money…when
Christ is mentioned, it won’t be lost. It will touch someone.
But back to this thing about Christmas being so commercial. I once wrote a song about that, and if you don’t
mind, I’ll just read the words to yo U:
Take away the snow, and take away the mistletoe…And take away the Santa and the sleigh
And maybe, maybe then, oh maybe you'll begin again…To understand our celebrating Jesus' Day.
Take away the bells and take away the wishing well…And take away the games we people play
Then maybe you'll remember why this time in December…Is for a special person...it's Jesus' Day.
Take away the holly...the parties and the glow…That always overflow...this holiday
Bring Christ back to Christmas, ah, He must have missed us…Let's remember Christmas...is Jesus' Day.
Take away the glow, of champagne with its bubbly flow…The drinks and toasts that seem to never cease
And bring back Christian prayer, and loving folks who really care…Then maybe we can see the Prince of
Take away the crowd; the party that is much too loud…And bring back Christian love that's gone astray
Then maybe we'll remember, why this time in December…Is for a special person...it's Jesus' Day.
None of those things are going to happen, but we can rest in the fact that even the vilest sinners take notice
of Christmas…when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. That’s the silver lining.
And in closing, let me leave you with this: Picture December WITHOUT Christmas!
37BT Bill Thornton November 23, 2007