Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Do you like Rock or Roll?

That quickly it's here and gone! Christmas seems so fleeting. In the weeks following Thanksgiving there is such a frenzy to prepare for Christmas. Get the gifts... check. Get all the ingredients for the meal... check. Call the credit card company and ask for an extension... check. Fall into bed completely spent, the evening of December 25... check. Is it worth it? I guess that depends on your perspective of Christmas.

If for you, the most important thing about Christmas is the fact that you can pause in the middle of your busy life and contemplate the truth about eternity, and the fact that history records its dates from the life of one man (B.C. and A.D.), suggesting that He offers more to our world than just a day in which you become catatonic from too much tryptophan, then it may well be worth it. If, on the other hand, you simply look forward to the "holidays" so that you can gorge yourself silly on sweet potato pie and all the other 'holiday fixins,' then you might want to reconsider what is value to you.

Christmas takes its name from the one that we Celebrate. That really is what it's all about. Worshiping, praising and thanking Him for all He's done. Jesus said if we didn't praise Him, it would be nothing for Him to give voice to rocks that would praise Him. A Christian recording artiste once wrote a song in which he essentially said that he didn't want to be replaced by a rock and so he was committed to praising God. Christmas provides just one opportunity for you to do just that. Now, if you choose to excercise your rights not to praise Him, that's okay too. Except, I hope you're ready to be replaced by a rock! So I suggest that you roll over, get out of bed, and give praise today to the One who is worthy of all praise.

Hey, even dogs are smart enough to know when to tow the line and they don't even have anything at stake.
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Hope said...

Amen to that, brother!