“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
A department store put a Nativity scene in one of its display windows one Christmas. As a window-shopping couple walked by, the gentleman said to his wife, “Look there! The church is trying to take over Christmas now!”
Unfortunately, many people look at Christmas just that way. They like the lights, the presents, Santa Claus, and family time, but they don’t know the true meaning and reality of Christmas. They completely miss the reason for the season … Jesus Christ!
I wonder what would happen in our hearts, our families, and our lives if each and every one of us decided today that this Christmas was going to be fully dedicated to the Lord. Yes, we can have lights, presents, and Santa. But what if we made things different by focusing our families and friends on the reality of Jesus Christ?
You can make the decision to make that happen right now. Begin by simply reading the Christmas story with your family and praying with one another. When you let Christ take over Christmas, you’ll take the first step toward surrendering your entire life to Him.
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