“The bell that couldn’t jingle, it had nothing there inside.”
Do you have a hard time with Christmas. It could be one of at least two reasons based on this thought. First, it could be that your Christmas has nothing inside. You may be so distracted by all the man generated trappings around Christmas that you don’t see the core of eternal truth. Men are clever. We have come up with some glorious diet celebrations but when you come down to it there are no nutrients in man made Christmas. The is a celebration of the perfect Lamb becoming the perfect Man so that we could find salvation.
(Matthew 1:21 KJV) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.Second, you might not have anything inside. Jesus came to die for you sins and be resurrected for your eternal hope. Have you embraced that? If not, it is no surprise you have a hard time with Christmas. I occasionally have long discussions at breakfast with a man who has lost almost all of his hearing. Once in a while he forgets his hearing aids. It is an exercise in frustration. It doesn’t matter how brilliant I am, he can’t hear a word. Nothing I say has any effect except the few words he can lip read. You might need to put in your hearing aids to understand what is being said at Christmas.
(John 1:12 KJV) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:Merry Christmas, or if you can hear it, Glorious Incarnation Day.