The weather is cooler, no longer are we suffering from the oppressive heat of our Texas summer. There’s excitement in the air, anticipation of the holiday.
The stores are filled with new and unique items found at no other time of the year. They’re offering deals and discounts to attract us to buy.
Happier greetings and if you’ll listen closely, you might hear a carol or two. I look forward to the mail this time of the year as cards with news and pictures arrive of family and friends from afar.
It’s the happiest season of the year, because folks are talking about Jesus. All the other times of the year, His Name is not to be uttered, anywhere. Every other time of the year, to speak of Jesus places you into the “bible thumper” category.
Of course, the conversations about Jesus are usually wrong, erroneous and flat out blasphemous. As you listen to people talk about the birthday of Jesus, you can’t help but think, “everything about that was wrong.” God didn’t reveal to us the date of our Savior’s birth.
At least they’re talking about Him. That’s why it’s a wonderful season. For a whole month, people won’t flinch when you mention His name. It’s a fabulous opportunity to have a conversation about Jesus. No, Christians don’t celebrate the day of His birth, we celebrate His death. Perhaps that’s where we can begin…
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. [1Corinthians 11:26]