I saw a recent hand-held sign from a protester on television with the words: “Which side of history are you on?”
With another Christmas at hand, I can’t overstate how relevant that notion is when it comes to Christ’s kingdom, which began 2000 years ago and will one day see its wider fulfillment.
Christmas is a special time of year, by anybody’s reckoning. It isn’t because it’s winter solstice. It isn’t because it’s “sparkle day” as some secularists now want to re-label Christmas. It’s because of the birth of a baby. A very special Baby.
I noticed the other week that attendance at the gym I visit was much lower than normal. It dawned on me that this was indirectly related to His birthday. People are traveling, running around shopping, getting ready for Christmas Day.
Retail-wise, the merchants have much to be grateful for Jesus’ birth. Doesn’t the celebration of His birthday, explicitly or implicitly, drive up sales and save their businesses—year after year? The late D. James Kennedy once quipped that all the merchants should gather together on December 26, hold hands, and sing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
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