The Truth About Christmas
Have you ever been to a fancy restaurant and eaten and then left and gone to get a burger or something because it didn’t really fill you up?
That’s kind of how I feel about a Christmas that leaves out Christ. I am left wanting more.
This time of year lots of us are going to Christmas shows and school plays and concerts.
Songs about snow and food can be fun. I can be entertained, but not moved by it. I’m not bashing entertainment. There is a time for it and I enjoy it.
But what comfort or hope does someone derive from songs about snow and goodies in a poor country in Africa or somewhere where they have never seen snow and don’t know where the next meal will come from. Or a homeless person who lives on scraps. And to them snow just means they are going to be cold and wet.
No, these kinds of shows entertain us but bring no Hope to the hopeless. They bring no peace to a troubled heart. They bring no Joy to a soul filled with anguish and loss.
No, only Jesus Christ can bring these things to an individual. And it is universal. It is for all. The rich, the poor. The orphan, the king, the beggar. Young, old, all races. All stations of life. The Christ in Christmas is what can change a life.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."