Christmas is an UP thing for most – a down thing for many. Between gifts, family, obligation and hassle – it is easy to lose the “spirit” of the holiday.
We like to take our celebration of the “birth” of Christ to the true roots and not be distracted by the cultural cloud. Based upon the Jewish calendar seasons it is very doubtful Jesus was born at this time of year – but it is still a great neighbor opportunity to celebrate and look for deeper meaning in Messiah (The Anointed Deliverer). Not to mention connections with family, friends, and co-workers. The Jesus story remains the epitome’ of all that has happened in recorded history – by far.
So, today we would like to to slice to the core of Christmas, (nice fruit metaphor, right?) and remember that Jesus’ birth was only one movement in an incredible symphony of God coming near. So as you choose your holiday listening gifts for yourself, do so based upon some of the deeper truths about God’s Son – found in the awesome book of Isaiah. Enjoy – and set your mind to celebrate Christmas in your heart!