Sometimes, it’s almost mind-boggling to think how, throughout the year before, we long for Christmas to get here. We dream of it, talk about it, plan for it and prepare so many things to perfectly progress for the precise moment it will arrive, and then, the day itself seems to pass almost as quickly as it arrives.
Yet, for those of us who claim to be Christians, it does make me wonder, do we do the same for the coming of our eternal King?
For He IS coming, and we will be with Him for so much longer than Christmas Day will ever have been.
Are we getting ready?
And are we urging others to be ready?
Just as we’ve asked, “Do you have your tree up?” Maybe we should also ask, “ Do you have your heart ready?”
Maybe just as we’ve asked, “Do you have all your presents bought?” We should also ask, “Did you know, your soul has already been purchased with a price?”
Just as we inquire, “Are your family members coming?” Maybe we follow that with, “Are they headed toward heaven as well?”
Because if we are ready for all the Christmases we could ever live through, but we miss the one event that only happens once in a lifetime, we will regret it forever.
If we have all the presents in the world bought and perfectly wrapped, yet we miss the very present that has been provided to us for free, then in comparison, all the rest is just trash.
And if we enjoy company with our family and friends during the season, but we fail to show them the way to Christ, all those seasons will fade for the eternity in which we will miss them.
Let us not lose a moment.
Let us not miss an opportunity.
Let us never ignore the Hope.
Our time is too short, and their lives are too precious to lose…and so are ours.
Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.James 4:14
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.2 Corinthians 5:20