I Still Like Christmas
Saturday, December 19, 2009 Comments (0)
I have one major reason for dreading Christmas. On Christmas Day 2003, we lost our son Johnny. But I do not dread Christmas. In fact, I still like Christmas. I do not want to minimize the pain and loss many have experienced at Christmas time. It is real and it is tragic and life altering. Sometimes a certain song, place or person will trigger sad memories. In spite of all that, I still like Christmas.
At Christmas I choose to remember something which makes all the pain and heartache I experience dim in comparison. I choose to remember God who interrupted history by becoming man. He came and dwelt among us in the form of a baby. He was wrapped in cloths and put in an animal’s feeding trough. I choose to remember God who sent his own son into a world hostile to him. I choose to remember Jesus who went from the cradle to the cross and then to the crown. I choose to remember at Christmas God did all of that for me and for his people. I choose to remember God loves me more than my finite mind can comprehend. As I remember these things, my pain and heartache though very real are comforted in waves of Christmas joy.
Whatever you have gone through or are presently going through, choose to remember what God has done. Choose to remember he did all that for you. If you choose to remember, you will not dread Christmas. You will like Christmas just as much as I do.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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