Monday, December 3, 2012

Time To Rejoice!

I have been surprised the last few days by people complaining about Christmas. Even at church! Here we are with a chance to celebrate the most amazing event in the history of mankind, the birth of a Savior, (that means someone who saves!) and instead some people are complaining about retailers ruining Christmas, and others are saying things like "I just can't get excited about Christmas because of all the terrible things happening in the world."

Wow! How I love Living in Truth! I'm living in the same world they are and I'm not miserable, I'm rejoicing.

The truth is retailers need to make a profit and will do whatever they can to make it. The truth is that I can choose to let that bother me or not. Why let it? That's not only unnecessary pain, but why let commercialism ruin the celebration of the most amazing event of all time?

Retailers aren't ruining my Christmas. I love the tinsel, the lights, the music, the traditions, and wouldn't mind if they kept it up all year round. If every time we saw a Christmas decoration or heard a Christmas song or even when we saw an advertisement inviting us to buy a gift for someone, we thought about the joyous event it celebrates instead of choosing to grumpily think that it ruins Christmas, maybe we'd have a happier, better world.

Materialism can only affect you if you let it into your heart. And as to the state of the world? That's why we need a Savior. That's why He came. That's why I'm rejoicing! He is the solution to all the problems; a Savior who will heal and make everything right.

So rejoice with me! Enjoy every precious moment. It's Christmas time!


Wendi said...

Thanks for that perspective. Yay for Christmas time! :)

Mike and Julie said...

I love this! I'll be passing this one on for sure. Merry Christmas!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Wendi, Thank you and a second for that Yay!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Julie, Thanks for helping to spread the Good News! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas!