Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Christmas Time

It seems this time of the year is filled with merriment, joy, and good tidings. Everyone smiles more often, there is a bounce in people's steps, and stores are full. Amidst all of the festivities the truth of the situation is seen. One must be careful to look, and closely, because the reality is neatly disguised in a variety of masks. Christmas is the great escape for most. An escape from university work, an escape from the pain of hard home situations, an escape from diets plauging the conscience (and boy do i need a diet!). What is the truth? People are in pain. Their own sin blinds them to the reality that Christ is meaning, not the gifts given and received. Sadly, even our christian culture has bought into this. May we show people how great Christ is by not conforming to the pattern of this world.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Beginning

To the Greater Glory of God.