CHRISTMAS IS A PROMISE OF BETTER THINGS TO COME

Object Lesson: St. Joseph and the Christ Child by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo  | New Orleans Museum of Art

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9

As Christmas is around the corner and social distancing is still on, this year’s Christmas will feel a little strange. Whether you will not see each other because of quarantine, what is important is to make your faraway loved ones feel special.

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9)

We are seeing countless commercials of things we are supposed to buy them. We need to order by this time, ship by this date and attempt to do all this in our homes this year with the implied promise that if we give this, or if we receive that, we will be happy.

Indeed, there is a rush of excitement in giving and receiving a very special gift. But for the most part, we probably can not remember what we got for Christmas last year, let alone what we bought for other people, even though it seemed so important at the time.

Christmas is a promise of better things to come. But, it is the Christ in Christmas that will give us life.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

The greatest Christmas moments are not the ones we get stressed about and plan down to the detail. Instead, they are those in-between moments. Like the moments we spend with our loved ones.

Even if this year it is on a Zoom call instead of in person. So slow down this season. Enjoy it and take it in and remember Jesus came into this world to bring life to every person and circumstance.

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