Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things will be given to you too. Matthew 6:33 The Voice
My favorite part of the Christmas season is the holiday movies! I can sit for hours caught up in the pleasure of fantasy land. I am disappointed in this year’s crop of movies, many of them seem to have “hidden agendas”.
Classic movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” reflected the importance of individuals and brought forth hope where there was none. “White Christmas” shared the beauty of helping a friend despite your own troubles. Even “A Charlie Brown Christmas” celebrated finding beauty wherever you find yourself; we all remember the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
It is so important that we remember why we celebrated Christmas. My personal Scripture is Matthew 6:33, no matter which translation I read it from the point remains the same; regardless of the circumstance in which I read it, the point is the same: God first.
Classic movies did not have to mention God or the Bible to reflect Biblical principles. They were at its’ core about loving mankind and hope for the future which is why everyone loves “Miracle on 34th Street”. Though today’s movies give you a happy ending the emphasis is on the crappy middle conflict, competition, divided families, corporate takeovers, etcetera. If you watch enough of the new holiday movies it would be easy to forget that Jesus is the reason for the season.
I love Christmas because it helps me refocus on the kingdom of God and
His righteousness. Christmas is not about gifts, global warming, homosexuality, or even the loss of our loved ones. Christmas is about the birth of our Savior.
If we seek first God He will help us work out all the foolish things that are going on in this world.
Merry Christmas to you, may you receive the things you need and want this holiday. Marsha L Randolph