Four years ago , I was flipping through my journals looking for something that would spark a sermon idea. Our church was heading into the fray of the holiday season and I needed a little inspiration.
As I flipped through my journals, I paid special attention to November and December. That’s when I started to see an ominous trend:
For at least three of the past five years there was a gap in my journal entries during the first three weeks of December!
Nothing. No stories. No thoughts. No prayers. No Scripture. Not even the date on the page.
I sat back in disappointment – partly because I didn’t find a sermon, but mostly because I realized that…
I let the craziness of Christmas cut Christ completely out.
Have you ever felt that way?
Take a look at the word Christmas. If you cut Christ out, all you’re left with is mas.
My Spanish-speaking friends know that mas just means more.
Without Christ…Christmas just becomes more.