December 5, 2010

Alone at Your Party

Imagine an elaborate wedding reception in a very exclusive country club. Exotic foods from all over the world are served on fine Wedgwood china, waiters in crisp white uniforms pour champagne and rare tropical flowers are everywhere. Everyone present is in high spirits, dancing, laughing and having a great time.

There’s only problem. No one is paying any attention to the young lady who just happens to be the bride. Can you imagine such a circumstance . . . alone and unnoticed at your own wedding.

That’s how Jesus must feel as increasingly, year after year, little by little He is squeezed into a corner. So much so that the celebration of his birth seems to have little to do with Him.

It is our loss if we treat Christ like a neglected bride at her own wedding party for without Him the meaning of Christmas is lost and we are diminished because of it.

How will you celebrate the birth of our Savior this year?