The Christmas Season is upon us and it’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Not because of gifts, although as a gifts person, I totally am all about that, but it is a time of the year when people are different. To steal a line or two from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”:
‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—is a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
To me, the Christmas season, is:
A season of Hope and Expectation.
A Season of Excitement and Wonder.
A season of Faith and Believing.
A season of Peace and Joy.
A season to be Christ-centered!
Christmas, is a season to focus on Christ: what He did before, what He is doing now, and to look forward to what He will do in the future. We are, in fact, in an in-between time of prophecy and fulfillment – just as they were that first Christmas so long ago. We too, are looking back and are looking forward to the second coming of Jesus.
Hebrews 13:8 … Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever….
Recently, my husband took me to see the movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” The movie is the story behind Charles Dicken’s book, A Christmas Carol and I loved a glimpse behind the curtain.
As a writer, this movie intrigued me about Charles Dickens and his writing process. Of course, I know it’s just a movie (aka fiction based on some facts). I did however, ask some of my fiction writer friends if this kind of creative imagination is how their writing thought process goes, and some agreed.
The depiction of his writer’s block moments was something I can totally relate to. But it was his passion and fortitude to write and print the book against all odds.
As I watched the movie, there were several parallels that stood out to me. Or more like, several moments, that God whispered to my heart and nudged me to see the parallels to things in daily life, and in His Word.
Particularly, how we can miss the symbolism of certain things, if we are not looking for them.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Jesus, the Anointed One, is always the same—yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8 Passion Translation).
We as believers, should keep the spirit of Christ-mas alive all year. We should keep the focus on Christ, and not forget the things He has done, He is doing, and He will do.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of year!
It’s a time we can pause, meditate, and focus on the Gift God gave us in the form of a baby. Jesus is the reason for the Christmas Season and He is the reason for every day we live and breathe. He is the reason we can have: Hope, Faith, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and more…..
Merry beginning of the Christmas Season.
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