Do you ever contemplate the irony of each passing Christmas? You know, how we are so busy buying presents, electronic gizmos and baubles; that it draws us further away from the table, where the centerpiece of Christmas has so faithfully sat for over 2,000 years.
Have the presents, baubles and gizmos taken up residence at the inn of our hearts? Are we too busy desiring the things under the tree; instead of desiring He Who hung on the tree? This is why we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. We can never remove Christ from Christmas because He IS the centerpiece of our celebration. Jesus is truly the only reason for the season. He is the greatest gift any of us could possibly receive. God so loved us that He gave Christ to a world that had no place for His birth, no place for His word, no place for His teaching and no place for the miracles He wrought. A people who’d rather be akin to a murderer, than the true and living Word. Yet had it not been for this Perfect Gift, none of us would be able to approach the throne of grace in confidence or be reconnected to such a compassionate and loving God.
Chapter Two verse seven of Luke tells us, And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Is it possible we’ve lost the true meaning of Christmas, by placing it in the stables of our memories and giving the presents, baubles and gizmos the penthouse at the inn of our hearts?
With Covid creeping into this Christmas Season with us… Wouldn’t it be a sincere sign of goodwill to give Immanuel precedence in our lives? Celebrating Him as the centerpiece that gives us true and abiding hope, when all else fails? Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11 NKJV) A Savior, to all people, is what we need right now. Not another empty slogan or promise. Not another prosperity sermon. With the world in such unprecedented chaos, we don’t need another materialistic thing. No, we need to see the miraculous hand of God materialize over the entire world’s situation. This can only happen if we, selflessly, replace our traditional centerpiece, on the table of our hearts; with Christ the King. This action should not just be for the Christmas Season, but for all 365 days of the year. (Matthew 6:33 NKJV)
Is there any room at your inn?
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14 NKJV)
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