During this season, we often hear people say, “This is a magical time of year.” The fact is, it’s not magical; it’s downright concerning in some cases.
Christmas day is recognized globally as the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (although to be completely candid, historians admit that we don’t know the actual day of the year upon which Christ was born. However, we still choose to celebrate it on December 25th, despite the fact there is some controversy surrounding why that particular day was selected.)
For many people, Christmas is mostly about time with family, putting lights on your house, decorating a tree with ornaments, giving and receiving gifts, and enjoying a great meal of ham or turkey and pumpkin pie. All those things are fine, but they are not even close to being the main thing. One thing I know for sure, this season of celebration is about Christ- CHRISTmas. I was upset, but not surprised, to discover there is even an entire movement today to have Christ removed from Christmas! How could something so crazy even be suggested?! Because too many of us spend more time shopping for gifts and planning Christmas parties than we do reading our Bibles!
Please watch this video by John MaCarthur as he clears it all up
God Bless, Tim Marks