“…seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” – Matthew 13:13
Christmas comes and Christmas goes, but there are far too many who miss out on the real meaning of the season. It’s always been that way; the first Christmas was no different.
- The Innkeeper. He was too busy – a full hotel – so many customer needs. He had no time or place in his inn for Jesus at Christmas.
- Religious leaders around King Herod. When the wise men came inquiring about the birth of a kingly Messiah, the religious leaders told Herod that God’s Word said Bethlehem. Yet, they were so focused on staying close to worldly power that they didn’t take God’s Word seriously, and they missed Jesus at Christmas.
- Herod. King Herod tried to eliminate Christmas before it got off the ground – to eradicate Jesus from Christmas. This continues today, as people strive to use political power for the same end.
So, what about you? With Christmas just around the corner, will you miss Christmas, as well? Take some time amidst the busyness and festivities of the holiday season to slow down and really reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. If you keep Jesus at the center of all the holiday fun, then you’ll be sure to never miss the TRUE meaning of Christmas again.