Sunday, December 18, 2011

Random Thoughts on Christmas

1.  I refuse to be offended if someone says, "Happy Holiday!" instead of, "Merry Christmas!"  Life's too  short, folks!

2.  I refuse to be offended if someone uses "Xmas" instead of "Christmas" because I understand the Greek origins of the X.

3.  "Jesus is the reason for the season" is a clever use of rhyming words, but I wonder about the theology of the statement.  I tend to believe that I'M the reason for the season.  After all, if it weren't for my sin and yours (for ALL have sinned) there would have been no reason for Him to come. Isaiah 53 makes that pretty clear!  Just saying!

4.  Jesus didn't ask us to remember His birth (although I don't think He minds that we do), but He did ask us to remember His death and resurrection.  Shouldn't we celebrate that at Christmas as well?

Just thinking out loud.

1 comment:

  1. Good thinking. Sorry to just now be getting around to reading this. I agree with everything you said. The last one I am still thinking about. For me it's impossible to think of Christ without thinking about His death. But I feel like saying much about it at Christmas time might confuse everybody but Christians. Still thinking about this! Good post.