Worship music is playing in the grocery store!
Don’t complain that there isn’t enough “Christ” in Christmas. Of course there isn’t.
This world doesn’t follow Jesus—never has and never will. Jesus understood this and it didn’t make Him mad:
“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.” John 12:47
Instead, let’s focus on the good things that come with Christmas:
- Praise music is everywhere
- “Love, Joy and Peace” are big catchphrases
- Folks are a little nicer
- Kids have fun
- Family and friends become a priority
- Most of us get some time off
- Giving is more important than getting
- We make everything pretty (my wife owns this)
Best of all, people think about Jesus this time of year—maybe not deeply, and sometimes irreverently. But more than any other time of year, the world lifts high the name of Christ.
The least we can do is join in and be the happiest, most Christmas-y people around. We actually know how great the Gift is. We live Love, Joy and Peace. Christmas is our jam!
Don’t tell people they’re doing Christmas wrong. Show them how to keep it going all year long.