Friday, December 21, 2007

Keeping Christ in Christmas

O.K., wait a minute, I'm "Church of Christ," right?! For those of you fellow members of the Church, I know that there is no evidence that Christ's birth occurred on December 25th, and that there is no biblical reference to a celebration of any such day. Yet, I am not truly comfortable with Christmas being merely a secular holiday, although that is certainly its origin. I believe that we are to honor Him in all that we do, and December 25th is no exception. Jesus's birth was truly a miraculous event, but His life was THE example that we should strive to follow every day. His death, His sacrifice so that we have the opportunity to spend eternity with him, was His ultimate gift. And then...the resurrection...WOW, His promise fulfilled. As we all spend Christmas with our families, let us remember Him, not only for His birth, but all that He is. He lives; Praise Him!

May you all have a very Merry Christmas!


Russ & Lisa W. said...

Have a Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

Love You All Very Much!!
Lisa & Russ

Monica said...

Merry Christmas, Woodall Family! I hope this is the best year ever!
The Carter Gang

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...


From the Hodge Fam

The Smith's said...

What a wonderful and powerful posting. We hope that the entire Woodall family had a very Merry Christmas and pray that 2008 is filled with health and happiness for you all.

God bless.

Jeff & Becky