People wonder, why do Christmas? Some think it pagan. Others see no reason at all. May we give you a few reasons? It is the spirit of giving and forgiving. People have more time to do for others. Some seek more of those in need and are willing to see if they can help. The love we show for one another, the smiles we can put on the faces of those who seldom have a smile because of the lost of a job, a loved one, or maybe–because of their years of striving–they haven’t been able to find joy, all of this is the Spirit of Christmas.
A time of peace, hope, joy, all the things that money can’t buy. And they want to eliminate it as they did the Ten Commandments. Is everything we have loved, enjoyed, and hoped for, being exterminated?
If all that is good is being done away with, what’s next? Our Constitution, our children? Or our all?
With the spirit of hope, the spirit of joy, the spirit of giving, the spirit of love, the spirit of faith and unity so prevalent at this time of the year, you have to wonder why would someone want to delete that much good? What do they truly have to gain by it? Are they trying–in a truly innocent yet misguided way–to bring the truth as they understand it to society, or could it be that they are doing the work, however inadvertently, of evil?
Remember, the first to deny Christmas was the Puritans, and that was because it was too joyful. They were truly afraid that having joy would make them sin. They might be the reason why so many see sin in everything that makes life worth living. Be it simple or more complex pleasures.
The spirit of love, charity, hope should be something we keep daily, not just once a year. Yet, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the season as it comes around. Yes, keep the Spirit, and come Christmas, enjoy the feast and day.
Many are right, it is a holiday meant for people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t invite God into our holiday, just as He invited us to His feast days. To add the Spirit of God into the spirit of Christmas can result in an awesome outcome. After all, even Jesus gives gifts. And Christmas is the gift-giving season.
As far as “pagan” goes, so is your time, weekday names most everything. All man made over time. The only question left is if we perfected Christmas yet? After all they say practice makes perfect. And the original Santa Claus did exist, as a monk known as Saint Nicholas, a man who loved to give gifts to children.
Santa’s are men who wear another hat. We all have a different hat for each of our duties. Divine authority isn’t all we can exist on, other wise we would have to make our dwelling in heaven a whole lot sooner. Just one final thought: those who have stopped Christmas as no Divine Authority can be found for it, have you kept the original Holy Days that God did lay out for His children, after all, they are Divinely Authorized?
Christmas, like Thanksgiving is a national holiday, we can at least celebrate with our fellow citizens as Americans. If one can’t celebrate as a child of God, then do it as a citizen of America. Keep that which is good!!! Don’t let them take what is good that is left. Cling to Christmas, to that which is good.