REMEMBER THE REASON
A few years ago someone came up with a catchy rhyme-phrase to remind us that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” As often happens with catch-phrases, it became somewhat over-used, appearing on plaques, key chains, napkins and Christmas cards.
But the point is still well taken. There are times when any one of us might need to be reminded that Christmas is not about gifts and parties and decorating and shopping and cooking and eating and family dynamics. It’s all about Jesus coming into the world to be our Savior.
Matt Redman wrote When the Music Fades for his praise band to help them refocus on the true meaning of worship. It’s not really a song about Christmas but some of the words fit well here.
I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you. All about you, Jesus.
I’m sorry Lord for the thing I made it
When it’s all about you. It’s all about you, Jesus. (Matt Redman, 1997)
We need to think about what we have allowed Christmas to become, we need to get back to the heart of Christmas. Because it’s all about Jesus.