A friend of mine posted on his blog this past week about the “politically correct” difference between “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays.” And I loved how he referred to the holidays as “holy-days.”
In case you didn’t know the exact definition, holy means “dedicated to God for religious purpose.” And isn’t that what Christmas is?? A specific, designated time that is dedicated to the celebration of Christ’s birth? (and unfortunately we need that, for all the times that we forget to celebrate His life). So what is the difference then? and does it really matter? On the slideshow, I added one of my favorite NSYNC songs; the lyrics say, “no matter what your holy-day, it’s a time to celebrate!”
We celebrated by singing happy birthday to Jesus during our prayer time, loving on one another, enjoying the opportunity of being with each other, feeling His presence around us. It’s all about praising Him. And yeah, Christ probably was not born on December 25th. And yeah, we should be praising Him all the time for who He is and what He has done for us. But so many of us still forget that in this holy-day, “It’s not about the presents, it’s about His presence.”
So enjoy His presence everyday, but especially THIS DAY!