For People who choose not to Celebrate Christmas
Messenger Gwendolen Song
December 25, 2017
Before I can settle down in the Spirit of this day, I want to address my facebook friends who do not celebrate Christmas. First of all, I feel sorry for you. I really do. If you know me then you will know that I mean no malice in saying this. I just gotta call it what it is. It is pure silliness! I ran into an old friend in Jerusalem on my last trip who said, “Hey sister! I got your Christmas card last year, but because it was a Christmas card and I don’t celebrate Christmas, I didn’t write back!” My heart sunk and I felt sadness for her. She was trapped in the movement of modern-day legalism. Everything was forbidden to her.
Friends, do you not know that the LORD of the HARVEST is the King of Every Day? Oh yes, He is, and He has given all of His children the FREEDOM to CELEBRATE HIS KINGSHIP EVERY DAY. For those of us who are actually celebrating Christmas knowing that there’s a 99.999% chance that Jesus wasn’t even born today, I celebrate you. You get this whole concept that Jesus is the LORD OF ALL and He cannot be made so small that He conforms to any traditions of man. He is the One who decided that we could live one more day and He gives us the choice to choose Him as the LORD of our life.
In Philippians 2: 9-10, Paul wrote that God the Father exalted Jesus to the HIGHEST PLACE and gave JESUS the NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES THAT AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW IN HEAVEN AND UNDER THE EARTH. Jesus Christ is the LORD of every day, whether we choose to celebrate a holiday or abstain from it. Our actions make Him no less the LORD OF ALL. His Lordship is not contingent upon who, what, when, why, or where we do what we do. His Lordship is a constant. We are not disobeying Him when we understand that we have freedom through what He did on the Cross. I have confidence in this, that He who died on the Cross allows me to roam freely down here on this planet finding any occasion as the perfect day to bring Him glory.
And for all of my scholarly scriptural friends who would like to interject verses about Christmas trees from the Old Testament prophets, I get those too. I get it all, but I know that neither death, nor life, nor anything under the sun can separate me from the love and freedom that I have in Christ Jesus. Please pray over Galations 5:1-2 and be set free.
P.S. Happy New Year too!