Put boxing gloves on your wish-list for Christmas, 2020.
With news reports of virus spikes and politicians using a pandemic to do whatever is convenient for them, Christmas has seemed to gotten tossed to the feature section of the newspaper and to the lowest part of the news feed.
But no one is forcing you to focus on that. That’s your decision.
During a brief pause at our mantel nativity, I found myself staring into the eyes of a porcelain baby. I prayed, “O Jesus, help me find my way to Christmas.”
In “Pilgrim’s Progress,” our hero is met with deterrence and resistance every step of the way. Christmas is no different. If you want to find Christmas, you’ll have to fight for it.
How logical - and obvious - in 2020 that Satan would use a virus to kill your holiday season.
Perhaps we all need to put boxing gloves on our Christmas list.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: If Jesus could push through eternity to land in a manger, perhaps we can push through a pandemic to land in front of a manger.
They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh. Matthew 2:1 MSG