by Jenn Webster
A short essay about why Christmas should always be about peace.
| You know, when I was a child, I just could not wait to see what Santa Claus would bring me for Christmas after having made a list for him a few weeks before. But now that I am older, I think that I am just to old to be making Christmas lists to Santa…
Even now that I am much older, I still enjoy Christmas every year; I try to honor as well as enjoy the season as best as I can. But this year, it seems that you try to make Christmas as peaceful as you can make it, but then wonder how you can make it when your mind is on such things as government shutdowns, political bribery, and deception, as well as wondering if you are still going to have your job while trying to figure out how you would continue to put food on the table.
Maybe there have been too much on our minds on what has been going on this year, and we do not have any idea what this coming year would bring for all of us. And what about Christmas, you ask? Well, what I would like to say is that as this most beautiful season of all approaches, maybe we should quiet our minds. We should shush up our thoughts and to just try and concentrate on Christmas as best as we can. After all, wasn’t Christmas all because of a little baby who was born over 2,000 years ago, and would grow up to become a Man who promised peace on earth?
“For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, NLT)
Yes, my dearest friends, Christmas is about a baby who was born in a lowly stable in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago to a virgin named Mary and was announced by the angels to the shepherds, announcement about the birth of a baby, who would grow up to become the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and of course the Prince of Peace. Christmas is about the Man who promised peace to this world, and because of His birth, he gave us that most joyous season of love that is called Christmas. God IS Love, and He has brought us love in the form of a baby born in a manger, and Who would save us all. Because of Christmas and because of the Savior’s birth, we have been taught how to love, be patient, be kind, to be giving, and to give such of those gifts to others as best as we know how.
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. The Word gave life to everything that was created…The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:1-5, NLT)
A very Merry & Blessed Christmas to each and every one of us all.
©2019 Jenn Webster