The Blurriness of Christmas
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11
Consider the last few days in this month of December. Lots of people are talking about “holidays” and Christmas. Many people appear to worship Christmas instead of worshiping Christ. It is an easy thing to do. There are holiday parties, travel to grandparents, gift exchanges and more. I enjoy the holiday decorations, lights and nativity scenes we see all over the place. The movie industry, commercial sales industry, and society as a whole are celebrating. But, it is clear they are celebrating something other than the events in the Bible. The busyness of Christmas can give us blurry vision.
When the wise men saw baby Jesus they kneeled down to worship Him. They did not loose sight as to why He was here and what Jesus was doing on the earth. Just like when the cold temperatures outside and the warm temperatures on the inside causes the windows to fog up sometimes, we can have a hard time seeing Christmas for what it really is. There is such a disparity in the perceived “reasons for the season” in the world today.
Pray and ask the Lord to help you not loose sight or have blurry vision during this holiday season. With all the busyness and possible distractions of this season, take some time to kneel in prayer, thanking and praising God for His Son and our Savoir Jesus, the Christ.