“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’”
— Matthew 16:15
A Christless Christmas is what many will have again this year. Perhaps the first person listed, at least indirectly, who had a Christless Christmas would be the innkeeper. The Bible says there was no room for Mary and Joseph at the inn.
The innkeeper probably said, “Oh, folks, I am so sorry. I can see you are in a bad way, but this is enrollment time. Caesar has issued an edict, and we are just jam-packed. That is true of every hostel in town. I only wish you would have let me know you were coming.” Why did the innkeeper have a Christless Christmas that day? It was because he just didn’t know.
There are millions in this country today who will have a Christless Christmas this year because of spiritual ignorance.
Some of our TV staff took our cameras out on the street and interviewed people. They asked all sorts of people the question: “Who would you say that Jesus is?” We got some of the most incredible statements you have ever heard.
There are millions of people in America who do not know that He is the incarnate God, the Creator of the universe, the second Person of the Trinity, the Maker of all things, the Judge of heaven and earth—that He is God Almighty, incarnate in human flesh. They don’t know why He came.
This Christmas, let us pray for opportunities to tell others about Jesus, so they will no longer have a Christless Christmas.
Lord, give us strength today so that we may share Who You are with someone who does not know You…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE CAN KNOW
THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.