Thursday, December 15, 2011

Church on Christmas Day

My kids get out tomorrow for break, so I have been scurrying around trying to make sure everything that needs to be handled before I am full-time Mommy again is complete. My evenings have been spent making memories and addressing Christmas cards, so I apologize that this little blog has suffered!

A couple of days ago I read an interesting post I thought I would pass along. I don't intend to start a debate here...I believe deep, rich, true faith is far more than just 'what we do' (i.e., going to church on Christmas Day or not) but I do think what we do is often an outward representation of what is going on in our hearts.

While my 'list of reasons' might look slightly different than this author's, I thought the post had some worthwhile points to ponder.

Will we make Christmas Day 'all about us,' our traditions, our comfort, our memory making, our convenience or will will rearrange things to 'accommodate' the observance of the One who went to such great lengths for us?

What message does it send about what we really worship: the Giver or the Gifts?

4 comments:

Renee said...

We attend a church that is not holding service on Christmas day (instead everything has shifted to Saturday). However, I have been thinking the same thing and this article has really pushed me to looking in to other churches around that will be holding service.

The Niemeyer Nest said...

I found the article very interesting! It's so funny that is such a "big" topic when it's really not a difficult decision. Although, I must say we are discussing it too!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for posting this. As a pastor's family, we don't think twice about it, and it amazes us how many people say it is inconvenient for them to go to church on Christmas day. Priorities are misplaced.

Mindy said...

I, too, am a pastor's wife and agree with what Lori has said above. I'm amazed that there is even a question.

Worshipping the One who was born to die for me with other believers is really important. As is all the effort I put into making sure that my children understand WHO Christmas is about. We will be in church on Christmas day. As well as 2 of 3 Christmas Eve services on Saturday.