This year as I watched the transformation...
The trees are trimmed with silver and gold.
Beautiful twinkling lights brighten our neighbors homes.
Santa arrives in all the stores, even our favorite pets are getting their pictures with Santa.
The "Christmas" radio station plays its holiday songs that tell of sleigh rides, mistletoe kisses, and even hippopotamuses...
The garland is strung, the cookies are made, the gifts are wrapped, yet...I realized something is missing.
It is happening all around us. The world is celebrating Xmas instead of Christmas. They've X-ed Christ out of the holiday. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE everything about Christmas, but we've got to remind the world that it is Christmas we are celebrating. We need Christ back in Christmas. Store clerks are only allowed to say "Happy Holidays." Our beloved Christmas trees are being sold as holiday trees. When did the word "Christmas" become unacceptable. Do we not realize that there would be no Christmas holiday were it not for God come down to earth as a baby. So, this year what will you celebrate...Xmas or Christmas?
281. A Savior's Birth