9 Jan 2018
The Christmas season is over for another year. But the effects of the season should still be with us. We celebrated the coming of Christ into our lives…but now what?
When Jesus went from place to place, people followed him. He came into their lives, and they let themselves be moved—physically—from where they were. Life changed for them; maybe not drastically, but it changed somewhat.
We celebrated the coming of Christ into our lives: Have we been moved…in our hearts or minds? Have we felt compelled to change something in our lives that needs changing? Has Christmas affected us?
When Jesus went to the synagogue, he cast out an unclean spirit from a person. And the people were astonished because his words had the power to make darkness go away. The Prophet Isaiah foresaw that. We know the prophecy very well: “A people in darkness have seen a great light.” And that light was Jesus.
We celebrated the coming of Christ into our lives: Have we seen his light, have we felt his warmth and love, have we let ourselves be “cleaned up inside” and made fresh with a spirit of hope and peace?
The Christmas season is over for another year. But the gift—Jesus—is still here. The question is: What are you going to do with him? Or, rather: What are you going to let him do with you?