"Pity the fool," as Mr. T of the A-team used to so eloquently state it.
That is all one can do for all the so-called "politically correct" citizens who are so adamantly trying to remove Christ from Christmas. To remove our Lord from the celebration of His birth is to remove the very reason we celebrate. Christmas, the Christ Mass, is only about Jesus Christ's birth, when God Himself left behind the glory of heaven and humbled Himself and became a man so He could live a sinless life and become our savior.
His sacrifice made it possible for sinful man to be reconciled to sinless God. Had He not been born, we would have no hope. He was the promised savior prophesied in the Old Testament, sent to redeem mankind.
What a reason to celebrate!
Now there are those who would carry their foolish cause of separation of church and state, something not even in the Constitution, to such an extreme that "Merry Christmas" cannot be written or uttered, "religious" carols cannot be sung, and heaven forbid one should display something as outrageous as a manger scene.
Jesus said "If you deny me before men, I will deny you before the Father." and the time will come when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. For the ‘oh so politically correct,' at that time it will be far too late to change their fate, and all we, as believers, can say is "pity the fools."
Happy birthday, Jesus, from a very grateful sinner who has been saved by your grace.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day.
Bill Coffman, Payson