Christmas is a time of celebration. A time to celebrate the memory of Jesus' birth: the first coming of the Son of YHWH to the world, which had been anticipated for generations. Celebrate that when he came, it was the greatest act of redemption--and the most blatant act of war--the world has ever seen. But it is also a time to celebrate the second coming, that unknown point in history when Jesus shall return to conclude the matter and lead the world into an era of unparalleled peace.
So, express the joy of such hopeful anticipation wherever you are this season. Celebrate through the delight of friendships and family, the freedom of giving, and the expression of worshipful song. Together, let us continue to open our hearts for the beautiful riches and depth of this Christmas season.
To God be all glory and honor, forever and ever. AMEN.