A Christmas Rush

“I have no time!”

That’s the story of life during the holiday season for many of us. Rush, rush, rush … when will we ever be able to slow down?

The tree needs to be decorated.

We’ve yet to purchase a gift for Aunt Mary.

And the church social … we volunteered months ago.

The truth be told, we do much of this to ourselves. We take on responsibility for jobs that we can easily refuse. However, there’s one job at Christmas that we can’t afford to let slip by unobserved.

“And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:16

Here’s the reason for the season, the tour de force of why we celebrate the holidays, our raison d'être for the gifts under the tree and the cantata we attend.

The baby lying in a manger.

A second truth the world often overlooks is that the life of Jesus didn’t stop in that manger. He died on the cross for the salvation of all mankind. That alone is reason to rush unto him, to fall on our knees and worship him as our Savior and King.

So yes, this Christmas, make Jesus your reason for your Christmas rush. Run to him, for in that small child long ago born into a manger, we discover the salvation of the world.

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