Not This Year
For years I have been very aware of the “paganess “ of Christmas. Although because of pressure of family and friends I would celebrate this every year after year and each year wishing I hadn’t. But it was something I felt I had to do. Yes, Christmas is pagan and I know it, but I was able to put all that aside, because as hard as it was to keep Christ in Christmas, (although He was never really there in the first place) the thought was good. However, the longer I see the madness, that is the insanity of the spending, the Black Friday frenzy , the sure craziness of this “holiday season” the more I want to go to a cabin, see no one, and just pray and fast. I have had it with the hoopla, the parties, the before sales, the after sales, the store decorations, the business, traffic, pushing and shoving, and so on and so forth.
No not this year, I am going to withdraw, although not completely. I may work in a homeless shelter or two. Monies I may have in spent in previous years on guilt buying, I will give to missions, a local church, or someone really in need. I will not get caught up in the madness.
Jesus never commanded us to celebrate His birth, only His death. Why must society do everything wrong. Go ahead and continue the celebrations, go ahead and do your own thing, but make sure the thing you are doing is the right thing.
Jesus probably was born in September or at the latest October. Most scholars will bare that out but again we are not told anywhere to celebrate His birth, this came from the Catholic Church.
No, I won’t be there at your parties or your celebrations and I hope whatever you do may bring glory to God in the highest and I do pray for peace but that peace will not come unless we really know the Lord as the Lord.
Just for the record, I wish no one ill for honoring our Lord’s birth, I did it for years, but while you do please honor Him by your life you live not how many presents you give.
For those of you who are unaware of this false holiday I have downloaded an article from a website entitled “True Christianty.com”. This is only one of thousands of studies but it’s good for a starter. It doesn’t go into that much detail, but it is a good read.
Since I have adopted “a not this year” theology, I know I will enjoy this season more than any other!
Blessings to you,
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