Is it really the most wonderful time of the year? I ask myself this question every year as I whisk to Christmas programs and concerts, pop in at holiday parties and hunt for the perfect gifts on my list. We fool ourselves into thinking that all the sights and sounds of Christmas will satisfy our soul.
If you forget the true meaning of Christmas this season, you will be dissatisfied the day after Christmas. The excitement of the holiday season will be over as you realize all the Christmas decorations have to be taken down and put away. Presents, parties and programs will not fill your void.
King Solomon was one of the wealthiest men alive when he was king of Israel, because of God’s grace. God inquired of King Solomon in a dream, “Ask! What shall I give you?” 1 Kings 3:5 (NKJV). Rather than request a long life or riches, King Solomon asked for wisdom. God not only gave him wisdom, but also great wealth and long life. Nevertheless, King Solomon allowed his wives to capture his heart rather than the Lord. King Solomon reflected on his life in the book of Ecclesiastes. See what he had to say about his life of vanity.
“Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun” Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 (NKJV).
As you celebrate Christmas this holiday season, reflect on the true meaning of Christmas everyday. Remember that only a personal relationship with Christ will satisfy your empty life. If you would like to learn how to have a relationship with Christ, click here: Need Salvation?
I hope you will join me this holiday season as teach you how “Keep Christ in Christmas” through Advent, religious decorating themes, and worshipful Christmas music.