Last night, our children participated in a “Holiday” concert at their elementary school. “Holiday” is in quotes, of course, because of the three major holidays during December (Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa) only Hanukkah and Kwanzaa were celebrated in a spiritual or religious way. Christmas was mainly secularized, as you might expect.
Now, I don’t have any problem with a secular school promoting a secular Christmas with Santa and Rudolph and snowmen. But I do have a problem with two religious holidays being celebrated without any mention of Jesus as the Reason for the Christmas Season.
Unless you consider the Mexican lullaby El Rorro. Unfortunately, like most people in the audience, I had no idea what the lyrics actually meant. I’m still not completely sure.
But the part that bothers me the most is that the whole world seems to come alive this time of year, and yet, no one is willing to acknowledge the truth about the birth of Christ. The politically correct crowd wants to give all the credit to Santa, Rudolph, and the abominable snowman instead of Jesus.
But Jesus is sitting on His throne as the Sovereign God of creation and He will not allow His glory to be hidden for much longer. One day soon, the clouds will split open and Jesus Christ Himself will return to this world, and at that moment, Santa, the reindeer and every other thing on this planet will be forgotten as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords descends as the rightful ruler of this world.
“Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly!”