The MOMs wish you and yours a very a very Merry Christmas! We are taking a break from our normal routine this week and having a guest contributor. Jennifer Clark is a former teacher and stay at home mom. She and her husband Neal have a son, Jackson, who is 21 months old. He is a blessing and a joy who keeps both of them on their toes!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the LORD” Luke 2:11
By: Jennifer Clark
Sometimes I feel like I am a bit of a Scrooge. I roll my eyes when I see Halloween and Christmas decorations sold side by side. And now, when you have to brave pepper spray attacks and riots just to go Christmas shopping on Black Friday, it makes me less than eager to participate in the Christmas mania.
But, really, it is not Christmas that I am rejecting. I am rejecting the commercialization of my favorite holiday. Surely there is more to Christmas than this.
One of my favorite stories is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I still tear up when all of the Whos in Whoville, after discovering all of their Christmas presents have disappeared, gather to sing and express their joy that Christmas morning has arrived. Then, I wonder, would we as Christians still have that joy if we awoke to find empty stockings and a bare Christmas tree? I don’t know about us. I don’t know about me. But there is one thing I do know; we have already received our greatest Christmas gift. He was born in a stable, his crib a manger, truly the most unlikely beginning for the King of all Kings. He was the Son of God, who came to earth to die for our sins. What an amazing miracle we celebrate every December 25th! I can think of no better reason to take our friends and family by the hands, give thanks and sing for joy.
In the wise words of Dr. Seuss- “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.”