“If you can’t be original, at least be sincere.”I don’t know who said those words, but oftentimes they ring true. Candidly, that is how I feel sometimes at Christmas.
Another greeting? Really? What remains to be said that has not been said a thousand times in a thousand ways by a thousand people?
But saying something new is not the point, is it? It is not the point of a greeting nor is it the point of a prayer, and it certainly isn’t the point of Christmas. The point is that I want to say something to you about Christmas right now.
Because I am sincere, that makes this greeting original, real, and in fact different from every other Christmas greeting ever given.
So please, as you read these words right now, stop to think about Jesus. Consider the fact that He was born to save you from your sins and to give you the gift of eternal life.
When you have thought about it, say “yes” to Him.
Then say “thank you” to God for the Christmas present.
Then, sincerely go and tell someone else about this original Good News!
by Commissioner Barry C. Swanson