December 17–Let’s Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider JESUS!

In seven days from today it will be Christmas Eve. We are just one week away from Christmas Eve…a season that seemed to begin as early as July with certain stores offering “Christmas in July Sales”…and even before Halloween, other stores were ramping up for the Christmas hoop-la and marketing mayhem. YUCK!

Don’t get me wrong…I love Christmas decorations and Christmas music…and Christmas specials in theaters and on TV…I love the sparkle and the bells and the cookies…and the sense of anticipation and celebration in the air.

But! I don’t want to let the display of pretty lights, glitz, glamor, music and magic diminish the truth of the birth and purpose of Jesus’ life…or dim the True Light of Jesus Christ who came to dwell among us so that we may dwell with our God in heaven for all eternity. No, I don’t want the truth of Christmas to be lessened or put aside by Santa and Sleighbells…by Hannukak or Kwanzaa…or anything else in any way. Not in my heart…and not in the heart of any person living on this earth.

Because we all need Jesus.

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:9, 14

“I am the way and the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

So, let’s all Count Down…and Calm Down…and Consider Jesus…in this season and in every season of our lives!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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