Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 1:18)
As the journey to Bethlehem is once again reenacted in the hearts of God's faithful, at this holiday season, it seems as though two celebrations are taking place under the same banner.
The hopeful that await eternal life, are truly thanking their heavenly Father for his gift of love to the whole world. The holy Child Jesus to them is a King, Lord, master, the great physician, Messiah, the holy one of Israel and life incarnate. As God's children we find it a most reasonable vocation to love and serve him daily.
On the other hand many are void of this understanding. It's no wonder Jesus instructed us to be the light unto this world. Can you think of a better time to turn up the glow? After all, man has coined this phrase, "He is the reason for the season." Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder