Even though Christmas is about celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, people still have a hard time seeing Christ in Christmas. Admitted, this is in a big part because of the hyper-commercialism that has hijacked this Christian holiday (holy-day). With tinsel towns, Christmas villages and Santa Claus, there is little available space left in the minds of even dedicated Christians. Nativity scenes are passed up for the glitter and excitement of holiday decorations that capture attention and program little minds. Because of this, Christmas seems to be more about one subject; and one subject only–money!
Money reigns supreme all year long in society, but never more so than it does at Christmas time. The wise have saved all year long for Christmas to arrive. Their proactive approach has left them thinking of Christmas time expenses all year. The not so wise reactionary depends on the use of credit cards to have a wonderful Christmas. Then they spend the following year thinking all about Christmas because of the debt they owe. In all of this, there is little time or place for Jesus to reign supreme.
The Atheist practice their hypocritically transparent practice of trying to rid society of a God that they say doesn’t exist. Why hypocritically transparent? Because if you don’t believe there is a God, then why be so against something you don’t believe in? Each year they come out in force to get their little sliver of attention during the Christmas time, competing with commercialism, tactfully jockeying for attention to be drawn away from the little baby born in a manger many years ago.
Merry Christmas! Every year, people all over the world get ready for Christmas by putting up a Tree and decorating it. They buy presents and wrap them in pretty papers and put them under their Christmas Tree. But, do you know why Christmas is celebrated and what the Tree and the presents can remind you of? If you meditate on it, observe it for awhile, the Christmas tree can tell a wonderful story that can cut through all distractions present in the world today. Silently, but steadily and boldly, the Christmas tree has a story to tell. It is the story of the wordless Christmas tree that can bring Christ back into Christmas. It can be shared with your family and guests to remind them of the wonderful way in which God cannot be pushed out and canst aside. The distractions of the devil and world are actually tools that God uses to His advantage to usurp their master plan of obfuscation. But you have to want to find God.
God promised us that if we seek Him we will certainly find Him (Jer. 29:13; Matt. 7:7; Acts 17:27). We must want to see Him. We need to take the first step in finding the Lord and when we do, He will be right there to meet us. On Christmas morning, all over the world, God is waiting to be found. He wants to be found so much so that He has put His story into a wordless form of the Christmas tree. The Bible says that the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showed forth His handiwork (Psa. 19:1). There is not a thing in nature that God created that does not preach about God somehow. For the Christmas tree, although decorated by man, there is still a message to be found. So I encourage you to read the article on sureforever.com called, The Wordless Christmas Story. You can discuss it in your homes before you open gifts on Christmas morning. You can contemplate Jesus and what He did for you during the height of yearly worship of money. Most importantly, you can use it to tell the unsaved about the wonderful free gift of salvation the Lord has for them.