Weekly word – 12/23/21

“Tis the season”

A phrase that has been around for many years. The question that always bothered me was, “The Season for what?” 

The season for families to get together and be friends when they haven’t spoken to one another all year?

The season to go in “hock” to buy the kids toys that they will play with for a day or two and then they will sit on a shelf until someone decides to give them to Goodwill?

The season to go to parties to eat, drink, and be merry.  And wake up the next morning with a really bad hangover?

Wow, what a JOYOUS SEASON!

I hope, we, as believers, have a better plan to celebrate the “season”. This is the season to reflect on a little town in Judea, where in a small stable, a young Jewish virgin gave birth to the Son of the Almighty God. A small child tasked with the salvation of the world.

Yes, it is a time to give, and yes, it is a time to get, but give the gift that will please the one that gave us life.  Spend time on your knees (if you can) and give Him the gift of your heart.  

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.  2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God”.    Romans 12:1-2: (CSB)

In return, He will give you eternal life, a life with Him, in His heaven, forever. Now that’s a Joyous Season.

Ed Johanson