My daughter’s school gave out free tickets to a Christmas Cantata a few weeks ago. The tickets were dated for a show in mid-September. A Christmas Cantata – in September?? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a pumpkin spice in August kind of girl. And I love a good Christmas in July movie marathon, but for some reason I was not feeling this Christmas Cantata in September. My daughter really wanted to go so we headed into DC in search of street parking for a Christmas Cantata – in September.
The show was broken into three acts. As the curtain raised on the first act about the birth of Jesus the conviction hit me. The celebration of Jesus’ birth should not be diminished to only being celebrated in the month of December. As the angel of the Lord told the shepherds in Luke 2: 11 (NKJV), ” For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” A Savior, our Savior who would die on a cross, be buried, and rise again defeating death to save us from our sins. Everyday that I wake up knowing that my sins are forgiven because of what Jesus did for me is a day that I should praise God as the multitude of heavenly host did in Luke 2: 14 (NKJV) saying “Glory to God in the highest”
Retailers should not dictate when we feel the spirit of Christmas. It should continuously live in our hearts and minds and we should purpose to put it into action in our lives on a daily basis. How are you going to show some Christmas spirit today?