I started on a journey the day after Thanksgiving of writing a post about Christmas each day. I was joined by two cohorts in crime: Sele and Ed. I want to thank them for joining me. This will be my final post (I think) in that journey. Of course, you know how preachers are: when they say “In Conclusion” that means they are only getting started. I have tried hard in my preaching to never allow that to be said of me. I think I have succeeded in that. And at this point, I am thinking this will be my last post for this Christmas season. If so, I ought to make it a good one. I don’t know if I can pull that one off, but I can leave you with some thoughts.
First, Jesus is NOT the “Reason for the Season.” I know, I know. I can hear the protests now. It is a pet peeve of mine to be honest. In fact, I cringe whenever I hear or see that. Jesus is not the reason for the season. We are. He is the Meaning of the Season. (If someone markets that I want dibs). Seriously, He came to earth as a baby for us. We needed a way out of the hole we were in (sin) and the only way it could be accomplished was not by a lamb, but by THE Lamb. Like the old classic by David Meece that is usually sung at Easter time: “We are the reason that He gave His life/ We are the reason He suffered and died.” That makes iT doubly clear that we are the reason He came-the reason for this season. So enjoy this Christmas season but keep in mind that it all happened because of us…and the love of the Father toward us.
Second, have a Christmas celebration filled with good things: good friends, good food, and good memories. In all of your celebrating, remember the Christ who came. Celebrate Him.
I pray that you and those you love will have a time of celebration filled with life, laughter, and love. Thanks to all of you who read my blog and take the time to comment. Thanks to you who “lurk.” I deeply appreciate your presence here at Cycleguy’s Spin.
I leave you with what is probably my favorite Christmas song of all. This is one of many versions, it is probably my favorite. Enjoy.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU
FROM BILL AT CYCLEGUY’S SPIN
I will be back some time after Christmas. My two daughters, grandson and sister-in-law are all visiting so I am not sure about posting. Then again, I may want some sanity and find myself drawn to my office.