Well it is almost Christmas time, the year has flown by and i cant believe how fast time goes by. With it being a special time of year and a special season, i thought that i would do a Christmas post. I'm sure this is going to shock a few people who have me pegged for a Mr Scrooge, or the Grinch. If that shocked them then this next statement is gonna knock them on the floor. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
OK ladies getup off the floor, and take a few deep breaths. Let me explain before you go all "12 drummers drumming" on me. I have a deep love and understanding of what Christmas is. What I do not like is the over sensationalizing of what Christmas has become. BUY BUY BUY. You better watch out... Granny got run over by a rain deer. Enough already. The true meaning family and faith. that is what is important this time of year. Spending time with my girls and wife is what is truly special to me. Taking time to explain to the that there was a baby born and what that baby ended up doing, is what Christmas means to me. So keep your garland and sappy Christmas movies, and give me the baby.
Speaking of the baby, I had the opportunity to listen to a very dear friend preach last Sunday about what the star of Bethlehem actually was, there has be a great debate over this topic through out the ages. Theory's range from astrological events to planetary convergences. I think the most logical possibility is one that I have not heard talked about. So Chris thanks for getting this topic stuck in my head for the past week.
I personally think that the star was a window to heaven. God was watching his son do what he was sent to do. He kept this window open so that he had a line to his son JESUS. Just imagine sending you child away from your presence, God was watching, and was pleased with what he did. This image of God watching over Jesus gives me the picture of a loving father letting go of his child. Kind of like as your son drives away to college for the first time, or as you watch your daughter get on the bus all by herself to go to her first day of school.
God was letting his son go, and he stood there watching till the bus was beyond the horizon.
I know this is just my personal theory, but I think it kind of makes sense. We were made in the image of God, and with that comes his personality and his love for our children. He knew what his son was going to do and he wanted to watch him save mankind.
So yes I do love CHRISTmas, its all the other stuff that I could do without.
Thanks for joining me this time on LIFE IN THE CHEAP SEATS.