Have you ever really heard and pondered the words to 'Hark The Herald'?
'Mild He lays His glory byBorn that Man no more may dieBorn to raise the sons of earthBorn to give them second birth'
These lyrics are BIG. They are high stakes. This is the Gospel right here. But we always sing them just as a pleasant little tune on someone's doorstep. From within this posture I began to ponder, as I have been so far this month, what is Christmas really about. It was then that I felt a revelation within my Spirit.
Christmas is a celebration of a time when one of the most glorious spiritual happenings occured in the history of the world. The birth of a Savior. This time of year should be the biggest, most worship filled season we have. Christmas Eve services should be rocking with the Spirit of God. But most of the time this is not so.
Because I believe that the 'world' is hell bent on stealing Christmas from the Lord. Satan wants to take what should be a season all about the Lord, and make it all about Himself. He wants to take anything good, beautiful, and joyful, and twist it, and Christmas is our biggest opportunity for good, beauty, and joy.
Let us therefore here the call. That this Christmas season we are Taking It All Back! We are reclaiming Christmas for Christ, the true reason for the season.