The Simple Man says in his heart,
And buys a Tree and
decorates the halls,
and wraps gifts,
and plans a meal.
But his words,
his coming and going are all empty.
His house shines with a thousand lights,
but his heart is darkened with a thousand sins.
How can one possible
proclaim Peace and Joy without Christ?
How can you have true Hope,
if you just believe and try by all means to leave God,
the object of our faith, out?
The Fool says in his heart,
"There is no God!"
The fool says in his heart,
"There is no Christmas"
For Christmas without Christ is
If your Believe lacks the direct object: God,
then your believe is futile.
The Peace we proclaim this season,
is the Peace that is only found when
Jesus, God Incarnate, comes and
breaks us down and we fall on our knees,
and with a repentant heart we pray,
and He hears us and makes Peace with us.
The Joy we proclaim this season,
is the Joy that never fails because it is grounded
in the God who has come,
and has conquered death
and gives Life Everlasting.
The Hope we proclaim this season,
is the Hope that is anchored in God's Word,
and not in empty wishes,
in vain thoughts.
It is a Hope that will never
but will walk us all the way through valleys and hills.
Believe, yes, but believe in God,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Believe in Him who became man,
and humbled himself unto death,
and death on the cross.
Believe in Him, who is not longer in a tomb,
but is sited at the right hand of God
making intercession for us.
Believe in Him who has the power to
the One who gives us Living Water,
so that we may never thirst.
Believe in Jesus,
the Prince of Peace,
Our true, unshakable Hope,
The giver of Joy.
Believe in Him,
and then join us this Christmas,
and let us proclaim together,
so that all may hear:
Believe in Christ!
Our Savior has come!
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