Friday, December 04, 2015

It's Christmas Time!

Can you say that with joy or with a groan?

Born unto us this day a Savior
Gifted from heaven to a manger
The hope of the world
A light for all mankind
All of the earth rejoiceSo lift up your voice and
Sing out His praise
Born is the King, rejoice in the day
Make a joyful sound
Let His praise resound It’s ChristmasGoodwill to all the earth
And peace divine
All of the earth rejoice
It’s Christmas time
It’s Christmas time

It seems to come back sooner every year and if we don't watch out we will be saying "It's Christmas time" with a groan instead of with joy. As the "to do" list continues to grow our joy tends to disappear, we need to have a simple Christmas that keeps the important and filters out the rest of the stuff that gets in the way.
It's time to celebrate!
Luke 2:9-10  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.
We need to be careful that we keep the joy and enthusiasm that should be a part of the season that celebrates the arrival of our redeemer.

Thank you Lord for the gift of your son. Help us to keep the proper attitude during this season of joy.