Santa’s advent is a done deal, but Jesus’ arrival this year may be as challenging as it was during the Roman census.  Political and cultural correctness are putting up so many barriers that, once again, there’s no room in the inn. With all the hatred of Herod, the spirit of the age seeks to destroy this would-be King.  Corporate America has decorated accordingly in the name of tolerance, but increasingly capitalizes on and commercializes the day.  The hollow ring of “Happy Holidays” has euthanized the decrepit and distasteful “Merry Christmas.” It appears the Grinch stole Christmas again.

What now?  Get angry and revolt?  Give up and withdraw?  Give in and go with the flow?

Fear not!  Lift up your eyes!  Wise men still seek Him – angels still lift their voices in praise – the humble still come to kneel in His Presence – and His Star still pierces the darkness with the glory of God.  And even though the world may still sleep through this silenced night, you and I cannot.  Now, as then, God’s love cannot be extinguished nor His Truth suppressed.

Immanuel, God Himself is with us.

So wake up!  Prepare a place for the Prince of Peace, allow His star to arise in your hearts anew, and go tell it on the mountains! “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!” (Luke 2:10-11 KVJ).

Merry Christmas!

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