I am not trying to be morbid here, but the truth of the matter is that this Christmas coming up could be our last.
None of us are guaranteed another day, so we ought to live today as if it is our last. We are told in the book of James 4:13-14, “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
We need to ask ourselves certain questions like, “If this was my last Christmas, would I be remembered as someone who was selfless, being a person who would rather give gifts than receive them? Would I be remembered as a person who grumbled and complained about Christmas, or as a bearer of the happiness and joy that is the true spirit of Christmas?”
As a Christian, would I be sharing the true As a Christian, would I be sharing the true meaning of the Christmas season, hoping and praying for those far away from God to be drawn into a relationship with him (made possible only because of the coming of a babe in a manger)? Or would I act like the Jesus part of Christmas is just for the church folk?
For most of us, we will see many more Christmas celebrations, and we should cherish this one and look forward to the next one. Whenever the Lord chooses to take me, my prayer is that I will be remembered for the right things.