A catchy phrase stays in our minds. Some can quote movie lines, commercial catch-phrases, song lyrics, and famous quotes with great accuracy. I have noticed myself thinking about various Christmas themed quotes during this season. Maybe you will recognize some of them.
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” This phrase comes to mind as I venture into the mall, shopping centers, and throughout our neighborhood. Then I breathe the crisp outside air, see the snow, and feel the chill penetrate through my coat. Memories come of previous seasons, causing me to evaluate, bringing me to the conclusion, yes, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
“The Birthday of the King.” We had a man in our second church who would sing this song every year as a special. He put much effort into singing it with grace and confidence. It was wonderful and is still a precious memory.
“O Holy Night.” I always looked forward to hearing a lady in our first church sing this for a special at Christmas time. She beautifully sang the song with its wonderful words. “The soul felt its worth.” What a deep impacting phrase, the meaning reaching into hearts as we contemplate the significance of it.
“The reason for the season.” Of course, the birth of Jesus is the reason for the season, a good thing to remember through the extra activity and busyness.
One of my favorites is, “Wise men still seek Him.” The Bible speaks of seeking the Lord while He may be found though He is not far from any of us. But the words, “wise men,” signify that those who are truly serious and studious will seek. The sad part is that I know Christians who give no evidence of a desire to seek the Lord, or walk with the Lord. Jesus is not only the reason for the season but He is the life giver. Every day, we should walk with Him. Armed with the knowledge of who He is and what He does in and through lives, wise ones will seek Him.
December a few years ago at our home.