by Rev. Joda Collins
"Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there's something about that Name."
"Our hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness."
"Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King."
It is not possible for any lost person (non-Christian) to have a merry Christmas. For them, sadly, it is only possible for them to be merry at Christmas. To "have" a merry Christmas one must "have" the Christ of Christmas. For the Christian, every day is Christmas and every day is Thanksgiving. We get to live in a constant state of the worship of Jesus Christ our Savior, Lord and King. Each December, we celebrate the birth of the Christ child with those who know Him personally along with those who only know of Him as a historical figure. It is a happy time of year.
No matter the condition of our nation, homes or lives, we are challenged by the outside festivities of Christmas to reflect on the reality that kings and kingdoms will all pass away but in Jesus all that is beauty remains and all that is beyond our comprehension of wonder awaits us. Even if hopelessness invades the lives of others and knocks at our door, Christmas celebration renews our sharp awareness that our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. No matter the long tenure of difficult days that may extend to months or years, Christmastime brings the ringing of the truth that soon and very soon we are going to see the King.
Fifteen seconds after we see Jesus face to face, the strain, struggles and heartaches of this life will begin to fade into an increasingly misty memory.
Rejoice, Christian friend. You have Jesus. That means you have Christmas and Christmas has you 24/7, 365.
Rev. Joda Collins