For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
It is so important for those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ to place the proper value on the Christmas season. We have been saying for quite some time how the commercialization of the Christmas season has attempted to minimize the value of Jesus during the holidays. We see it play out in the malls, on the many television specials and even in casual conversation. It will not change if we as Christ followers do not put the proper reverence and value on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We must be vigilant in making sure that we do not (X) CHRIST out of Christmas in our tweets, texts, posts and conversations; but most importantly in our attitudes. The only way the world will know JESUS is the reason for the season is when we as Christians put the proper “respect” and value on our Lord, Savior and King!
Erik D. Cummings serves as Lead Pastor of New Life of Carol City in Miami, Florida