A Sunday Christmas

Christmas, as you know, does not always fall on Sunday.  In the following years Christmas will be celebrated on a Sunday:  2011, 2016, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044 and 2050.

With Christmas being on Sunday, I believe it is easier to prove the kind of Christmas we intend to celebrate.  If we have lackluster feelings about Christmas being on the Lord’s day, it reveals that our “church business” will get in the way of our “celebrating.” Whereas, if we look forward to the worship on a Sunday Christmas, our conscience will be clear from feelings of worldliness and self-indulgence.  How can we as Christians deny our Lord the worship due His humiliation for us in Bethlehem?

Is your conscience pure on this account?  May our worship this day reflect and apply the words of Joshua,  “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD, [and especially happy to be doing so in the Lord’s house on Christmas!]…”  Amen.

Charles Spurgeon is reported to have said, “We must not lose the significance and meaning of Christmas. If Christ is not the heart and reason to worship and celebrate God’s greatest gift to men, then it is merely a secular feast!”

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