Celebrating the Beginning for the Sake of the End
In our house, Halloween sparks the holiday gauntlet. We have some birthdays between the major holidays creating a very festive time for our family.
As a result, they all mesh together and Nov. 1 is draped in just as much red and green as December 25th. Christmas music has been blaring in my office all day and coupled with yesterdays creative team meeting at Istrouma hammering out our Christmas series, I’m ready for some wassail and a sleigh-ride (despite Brittany’s best efforts to hold me back until December).
While my infatuation with Christmas is undeniable, its stems from this concept: We celebrate the beginning, for the sake of the end. That concept really resounded in our creative meeting yesterday. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, those who remember Jesus’ birth at the heart of it are doing better than most. Still, the Christmas season is littered with cultural shifts from its original intent yet even celebrating the birth of Jesus is only meaningful because of the death of Jesus and His Resurrection.
This amazing truth is reason for year-long, life-long celebration!!
So… Merry Christmas!!
(now to find where my wife hid all the decorations….)