WCW- Christmas in May
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Lately, I have been flooded with conversations about Christmas. Today I heard a wonderful speaker, Cathy Wilson, at Scottsdale Bible Church. One of the big questions she asked was, "Of all the things we know about Christmas, How do we know them? Is it by tradition or by the Bible?" It really got me thinking. Are my Christmas rituals, simply that, or are they celebrations of the living God who sent His one and only son to die for me?"
Is the life I lead a series of rituals or a celebration of the most holy God?
Then there was the recent article Chuck Colson wrote (HERE) on Dallas Jenkin’s DVD Midnight Clear. Dallas Jenkins is the son of Jerry B. Jenkins, of the famous Left Behind series. The movie is about several characters that experience hard times at Christmas. The authenticity and application to real life are two of the best things about the movie based on Jerry B.Jenkins book. I was blessed to attend a screening in January. The lead character is played by Stephen Baldwin and he does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Midnight Clear and agree with Colson that the movie doesn’t preach, as so many Christian films do.
So today I ask you, how do you know what you know? Is it from tradition, preaching or the Bible?