It is amazing to me how many Christmas songs involve timing. Think of it . . ."Santa Claus is coming to town" . . . "T'is the season to be jolly, Fa La La" . . . "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" . . . "Come they told me, pa-rum-pa-pum-pum" . . . "Christmas day is coming, the geese are getting fat" . . .
The beauty of the Christmas season is not actually the fact that Christmas day arrives, but the exquisite anticipation of the coming event generates a longing that is palpable. The songs of the season help generate this longing, which goes a long way to promote the huge amount of spending for presents, the opening of which lasts for seconds.
Is this how we should look for the 'coming of the King', when THEY come in all their glory to finally cleans the earth from the ravages of sin? Is the anticipation of the event more important than the event itself? After all, most Christians will solumnly declare that 'they are ready' to meet Jesus; but are they, really? Are YOU really ready? And IF you are ready how do you KNOW? More importantly, how do you know IF YOU ARE NOT? In some ways this is more than a little terrifying, when it comes right down to it.
We spend more time preparing for a holiday than we spend in becoming prepared for eternity. Think on these things!
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