Sunday, December 16, 2012
A LESS THAN MERRY CHRISTMAS
Holiday advertising,Television specials, our favorite Christmas carol's on the radio, should all assure us of a Merry Christmas.
But for many people this will not be the case, some will be homeless, some will be in the hospital with illness's ,still others will be nurturing their hopelessness, from drug and alcohol abuse, and for others marriage will be sadly ending for them, the list could go on.
Christmas should be a time of joy and peace and good will as we all know, but we live in a fallen world, and a less than perfect Christmas does happen, that first Christmas in Bethlehem seemed less than ideal.
Christmas morning for Mary and Joseph was in a stable, and as a new mother Mary perhaps wished it could have been better. But in that stable God chose to celebrated the birth of His son, that others who are having a less than a Merry Christmas, can celebrate it too.
If things are difficult for you this year and nothing seems to be going right. You don't have to wait for peace to come into your life, just kneel at the manger and see, "It is Jesus." Christmas then can take on a whole new meaning for you and can be the Merriest one ever for you. Luke 2: 10-11