Sometimes we forget why certain things are traditional. In October, the stores are already marketing for Christmas sales. Sometimes I think that we forget that we give gifts for Christmas because God gave the world his only Son.
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” – Matthew 1:23
My pastor recently asked a question. He wanted to know what we thought Jesus would want on the day we celebrate as his birthday.
I believe Jesus would want the following:
- Hope – Society should have the expectation for good things to occur.
- Love – Do we really try to love everybody?
- Peace – Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
- Justice – Society need to be fair and respectful. Yes, there are a lot of things that needs fixing when it comes to justice. However, not respecting law enforcement when they are trying to respect one of their own is not one of them, especially when it this close Christmas.
We cannot buy these things, but we have the opportunity to honor Jesus by attempting spread hope, love, peace and justice this week and into the new year.