A Simple Christmas

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.”

With these few words, the Bible announced the coming of the incarnate God to earth – the eternal Creator born as the child of a young girl from a tiny town in Galilee. Could a birth have been more humble? His arrival was astounding in its Simplicity.

How ironic that 2,000+ years later we have turned the celebration of Jesus’s birth into the biggest, most complicated, and most exhausting holiday of the year. For example, Americans spent in excess of 1 trillion dollars celebrating Christmas last year. Worldwide the amount is many times that. In some countries, due to the importance of retail sales, stores start decorating and playing seasonal music in July!

Added to the financial strain is the physical toll of keeping up with all the parties, dinners, dances, visits, travel, guests, cooking, tree trimming, gift wrapping, and lists…so many lists! One reporter recently referred to Christmas as, “the treadmill Holiday.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could slow our lives down in December and return to a simpler time? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could acknowledge the true message of Christmas that transcends time and place?

Please watch this episode as we celebrate A Simple Christmas. If Christmas has become overwhelming and frustrating for you and your family, don’t miss this new series. It’s a GREAT time to invite those who don’t understand or observe Christmas!