Merry Christmas Is The Correct Saying
The baby in a manger.....the chorus of angels......the group of
stunned shepherds.......the bright star.....the wise men......a
stable.....a Savior......these are God moments and Christmas is full of
It's that time of year again. Time to say "Merry Christmas".
We live in a greatly diverse country, so checkered with individuality
that anyone can celebrate what they want, when they want and how they
So it is perfectly understandable why saying "Merry Christmas"
instead of "Happy Holidays" is the preferred choice of holiday greetings
by Christians. Then of course
comes the standard acceptance of saying,..... look it's a Christmas
Tree.....it is not a Holiday tree.......it is a Christmas Tree and
Christians throughout the world this month are not celebrating the birth
of a Holiday.....they are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Many community tree
lighting events during the month of December have been just that
.....tree lighting events.......they are trying to be "politically
correct" instead of displaying the real meaning of Christmas for
Christians.......which of course is the Nativity Scene.
In the commercial market some retailers avoid any mention of
Christmas and even some merchants banned employees from using the
greeting "Merry Christmas." A strong backlash against some large
retailers brought them to their knees when sales dropped and
their policies changed to adding Christmas to their advertising and
their employees greeting customers with Merry Christmas.
We are in the
full-swing of the Christmas season .....and I think the last time I
looked on the Calendar it does say that December 25 is Christmas.
Also the last time I looked I believe that Christmas is a national
holiday but who knows the way things are going that someone or some
organization will petition our government to remove this date as a
We certainly do not have anything against the Christmas tree and
lighting ceremonies that include this tree and the lighting of the
Menorah which is a major part of the Jewish Chanukah holidays.
One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah and
this religious symbol is a symbol of the nation of Israel and their
mission to be "a light unto the nations," (Isaiah 42.6).
But, again, why do we not see The Nativity Scene included in our many
ceremonies. The Nativity Scene displaying the birth of Jesus Christ
is the true symbol for Christians during the Christmas season.
Community tree lighting ceremonies censor this Christian symbol as a part of what is called "insensitive to the many people of different faiths."
Recent surveys shows
that a majority of Americans want us to say "Merry Christmas" and that
69 percent of us prefer the traditional greeting over a generic "happy
holidays." which garnered a mere 23 percent of the vote.
We are proud to say "Merry Christmas" and believe its time to
repair the damage that has been done by groups and organizations to take
"Christ" out of Christmas.
So I say to each and everyone of you......have a Merry CHRISTmas and may God Bless you.