Enjoy this season of Chanukah and Christmas!
No surprise to any of you that I believe we have been robbed by removing ourselves from the biblical calendar! HOWEVER I am grateful that we, at least in the west, still have a day when people are singing and listening to songs about the birth of Jesus. Oh, I know, they mix Rudolph and Santa and all that, but I can tolerate that as long as I hear both believers and total unbelievers singing,
“Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel will come to you, O Israel!”
“Joy to the world! The Lord is come!”
“Come, let us adore Him!”
Just as I am grateful for millions who have continued for centuries to pray, “Thy kingdom, come! Thy will, be done on earth as it is in heaven!” without the slightest idea of what they were praying, I am rejoicing that truth is splitting the airwaves!
Oh yes, many are praying those words and singing those songs who do not believe in Jesus and who have no desire to know Him, but I also know of people who have been praying those words or singing those songs when the Holy Spirit interrupted the holiday singing or their cathedral praying and showed up to save them!
That’s what I am praying, so I’m just going to keep on singing – and, once in a while in a mall full of shoppers who are more interested in things than in Him, I’m going to pause and smile – and pray – and rejoice!