It appears on the surface the world is doing everything possible to remove Jesus from Christmas, they even inserted an “X” for his name. I realize there are many arguments concerning this holiday. Therefore, we will not debate if Christmas is Jesus’ birthday or if we should celebrate it at all, that’s for another time. I want to focus on the holiday itself and what is happening in these modern times with shouts of anti-God everything in the air. Recently, I read an article by a Christian, he complained; after having removed God from the schools, public places, and most homes; they are now trying to remove him from Christmas. He was pretty vocal about this issue. Before we get emotionally caught up in his point, let’s step back and take a look to see if such is even possible. Right up front, I am going to vote- no (I’ll do my best to present my case it in the ensuing statements). Before we begin, I will admit it is difficult to determine where all of this originated because the pieces were added by different entities at different times, however we can know its intended purpose.
Where shall we begin? Let’ begin with the Christmas tree. Did you know this tree is symbolic of the tree of life, and the lights on the tree represents Jesus who is the light of the world? Does that change anything for you. Let’s continue. Next there is the giving of gifts, which represents the Magi who brought gifts to baby Jesus; and we mimic this when we give gifts to one another. Here’s another Christmas factoid, it is reported, the worldly are the closest to God during the Christmas holiday season because for whatever reason, people are kinder to one another, and the world just seems to be filled with more joy and peace. So, from just a few familiar details of the holiday, we can clearly see it would be impossible to completely remove the religiosity from the holiday, unless you insert something acceptable in its place. Sorry Mr. Claus it takes more than you.
Blessings to you at this special time of the year.