Christmas and Niagara Falls
Image that you are preparing for a trip to the beautiful Niagara Falls. You rush around for weeks collecting the things you need for the trip, preparing, packing, researching possible things to do, getting a plane ticket and a rental car. The anticipated day arrives and you fly to Niagara International. Upon checking in to your hotel, you are so tired that you retire for the evening. You spend the next few days resting in your room, visiting the hotel gift shop, sending postcards, and looking over all your information about the trip. The day of departure arrives and you drive by the falls for a quick glance before you catch your plane home.
Reading this story, you think “All that preparation, and only one glance at the Falls? That’s what the trip was all about!” We may not plan a trip like this, but we experience Christmas this way. We rush around from store to store and from Christmas gathering to Christmas gathering. We rush around; shopping, wrapping, decorating, eating, traveling and fellowshipping – but we only glance at the Child in the manger. Isn’t Christ what Christmas is all about? During this Season, reflect on the Savior sent from Heaven and take time to worship.
". . . they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him. . .." (Matthew 2:11)
Posted on Mon, December 21, 2009
by John Daniels