What if… We discovered that Christmas really was more than holiday get-togethers, calculated gifts, and the compulsory visits to relatives we otherwise would not speak to?
Would we truly experience Christmas?
What if… We really got it; that Christmas is about the birth of a Savior?
Would we realize our need for Him?
What if… We stopped trying to live perfect lives, pretending we had it all together?
Would we become real?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son….”
Christmas: a time of decorated trees and fireplace mantels. A time filled with commitments and hectic schedules as we make mad dashes to the store for last-minute presents.
Our “have to” lists are long and sometimes burdensome. But the love list attached to each of those gifts we select and purchase are filled with joy and anticipation; we can’t wait to see the pleasure our gift will bring to someone we love.
Both lists are necessary. One fulfills a sense of duty and propriety. The other fills our heart with joy.