Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas reflection

It's Christmas Day, and short of something earth-shattering happening today, this will be our sole contribution to the blogosphere.

We're in Christchurch, celebrating with family. We went to a lovely Christmas service last night at a local church, and as we enjoy the company of those closest to us today, we hope that we won't lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.

And this song from one of our favourite bands, Kutless, sums it up perfectly:

The lyrics of the final question both ask and answer the question "What is Christmas?":

What is Christmas?
If there never was a Savior wrapped in a manger.
What is Christmas without Christ?
This is Christmas,
It’s all about the Savior wrapped in a manger.
This is Christmas,
Because of Jesus Christ!
This is Christmas,
Because of Christ!

We don't know what you believe, but we know what we believe. That's why Christmas is such a special time for us and for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world; far, far more than just another holiday with a commercial imperative.

However you spend today we wish you well, and pray that the wonder and mystery of Christ's birth more than 2000 years ago will rub off on you. May you and those dear to you have a special and blessed day.


gravedodger said...

Seasons greetings Iv2 and welcome back to our fair city.

All the very best for 2014 to you and yours

Keeping Stock said...

All the best to you too GD; shame about the weather though

Quintin Hogg said...

Iv2, In case I have forgotten, merry Christmas and a happy new year.

All the best for 2014.

Confusion to the enemy.