So Why Wait for Christmas?
One of the Christmas cards I got last year said, "May the birth of Christ, and your new birth in Him, be meaningful to you all year." Now, that’s nice. And it’s the way it should be a wish for all the time, not just one day of the year.
You see, it really bothers me to see the tremendous amount of energy and money that goes into celebrating holidays. Not because I mind the messages that spring forth at holiday time, but rather I mind the speed with which those messages are forgotten. So, David Lipkowitz and I created a campaign to remember the holidays. . . maybe we could even have a holiday called "the Holiday holiday" when all the other holidays were remembered.
- It’s not Christmas, but it’s still nice to think about God sending His Son into the world.
- It’s not New Years, but it’s still nice to thank God that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (II Corinthians 5:17 ).
- It’s not Easter, but hallelujah, He has conquered death forever.
- It’s not Passover, but we still know that Christ, our Passover, was slain for us.
- It’s not Yom Kippur, but we have joy in God that through our Lord Jesus Christ we have received atonement. (Romans 5:11).
- It’s not Columbus Day, but aren’t you happy you’ve discovered a new kingdom? -It’s not Washington’s birthday, but we have a Heavenly Father who has given us a country.
- It’s not Memorial Day, but we can remember Jesus every day.
- It’s not Labor Day, but praise God that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
So, maybe if someone you know is having a tough time praising God today, you can pretend it’s your favorite holiday (you’ll notice I left Thanksgiving, Independence Day, and a whole bunch of others for your own initiative), and send him a greeting in Christ.
Postcards cost only 2/3 as much as other first class mail and have plenty of room to send a greeting in Christ.