Merry _ _ _ _ _ _ mas.
Cause to celebrate. It is that time of year again and it seems like we just celebrated. Celebrated what? We don't care, as long as we can celebrate! A birthday celebrates the fact that you are a year older (not sure if everyone sees that as a celebration, perhaps more of a milestone). However, we still celebrate. But what are we celebrating?
It appears that the original purpose of this celebration was one thing; however, over time it has gotten a little lost and now we are not sure what we are celebrating except the celebration itself. Perhaps we are celebrating family. That's good, right? Perhaps we are celebrating turkey and ham, stuffing and mashed potatoes, and special holiday pies. That can be good or bad! Perhaps we are celebrating a year of hard work and well-deserved awards and purchases. (Do you still have credit-card bills from last year's celebration? Bah Humbug.) Perhaps we are celebrating snow storms, magical characters, roasted chestnuts, decorated evergreen trees, glitter and glam, laughter, monkey bread, presents, and bows. But what is the purpose for this celebration?
As you prepare your list for this celebration, we at the Active Word thought we may be able to help by providing a marker and a board. How would you fill in the blank today? During the next 31 days, we want to take you through a journey, a biblical journey, that will help you to honestly fill in the blank. We hope and pray that you will be able to truly come to a renewed understanding of what it is that we celebrate. Fill in the blank and then begin to celebrate with a sense of joy, purpose, and excitement like you have not had in a long time.
Until the whole world hears,