Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Again

One more day and it will be December, the month that is associated with Christmas, a time of celebration for so many people. Seven years ago I wrote my first blog on the subject. It was about a poem that was ‘floating around in Cyber Space’. Since then I’ve added ten more articles homing in on Christmas. Links to them can be found below. The contents of these articles reveal that there has been no progression of thought, and that I have not improved my abysmal inability to express myself verbally. There, you see what I mean!

However, I can’t let the season of goodwill go by without making a comment or two. I love, and I hate Christmas. I am ambivalent to it.

I love the fact that for me Christmas is significant because of my Christian belief. I believe Jesus was a real man who was born of a virgin, and yet at the same time He was God. In the Person of His Son He came to the earth and humbled Himself. He came to serve the very ones He created. He came to reveal His love and to give hope to those who would believe in Him. For me, that’s what Christmas is about.

What bugs me is that it has become highly commercialised; that part of it I hate. Hate is a strong word that truly expresses my abhorrence.

Kids love Christmas, and millions of parents too. I enjoy their delight. Christmas is truly a wonderful time, but how I wish the commercial aspect did not exist.

Luke 2:11-14

“For there is born to you this day in the City of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill

 toward men!”



Commercialism of Christmas

Christmas 1944

LED Christmas Tree

Festive Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Day of Joy

Lakeside Santa

Carols from Kings


Yachtsman’s Christmas Tree

Christmas Eve


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