Why is Christmas the most wonderful time of the year? Why are families re-united? Why are people happier around Christmas time than the rest of the year?
I just love the anticipation of the children for Christmas morning. I would submit that people are so cheerful because of the simple fact of the name of Christ being posted everywhere. We are told over and over in the bible that our words have power. This principle is not more evident any other time of the year. But, during the month of December, people and banners are continuously expressing "Merry Christmas". Even the un-saved are using the name of Christ. Christ means the annointed one, and when we include Him in the hustle and bustle of our everyday life, we too can live an annointed life.
I would love to see people everywhere have the same anticipation that little children have for Christmas morning. Instead, we should be anticipating the return of the Christ. What a joyous day that will be. I just pray that we can include Jesus in our speach, our actions, and our thoughts all throughout 2010.
Have a Merry Christmas, and remember..... without Christ, there can be no CHRISTmas.