A Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Tomorrow is Christmas day. That’s not new to you. Neither is the perennial hoop-la of shopping, over spending, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, parties, Salvation Army bells, and inane songs that have nothing to do with the birth of Christ. But I don’t need to add to that, nor to encourage you to “remember the reason for the season.” Instead, I would like to challenge you to evaluate your life a bit. Meditate on how the incarnation affected the world—and how it has affected you. How are you different than you would have been had Jesus not left His glory to take a humble position on this earth. That will, of course, get you into the manner in which He paid for it all. Is it too much to ask you to spend an hour meditating on all this? And if and when you do it, make it a point to reach out to some one who needs to hear the good news. Rather than just showing disapproval of all the pagan practices at Christmas time, do something that will have some impact on some one, that will further the agenda of God in this dark world. Make your Christmas a positive experience.

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