Devotion for Christmas Program
The story of the first Christmas is so beloved that singers and storytellers across the centuries have embellished and elaborated and mythologized the story in celebration. However, now most people don’t know which details are biblical and which are fabricated. People usually imagine the manger scene with snow, singing angels, many worshippers, and a little drummer boy. But none of that is found in the biblical account. Christmas has become the product of an odd mixture of pagan ideas, superstition, fanciful legends, and plain ignorance. Let’s try to sort it out. The place to begin is in God’s Word, the Bible. Here we find not only the source of the original account of Christmas, but also God’s commentary on it. But one day, every knee will bow before Him, and every tongue will confess He is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11). Those who doubt Him, those who are His enemies, those who merely ignore Him — all will one day bow, too, even if it is in judgment. How much better to honor Him now with the worship He deserves! That’s what Christmas ought to be.