That's Christmas With a Capital "C"
I have a button on my jacket this time of year that says:"It's OK. Wish Me a Merry Christmas." The reason I have that button is because we celebrate Christmas this time of year, every year, and plan to do so as long as we have breath. Yes, it is a Happy Holiday. Thank you for noticing, but this holiday is about the birth of the Saviour of the World. Yes, Jesus Christ.
This celebration is not about the Jesus Christ that is peppered almost seemlessly into the speech of people who are angry over this or that, though it is His Name being taken in vain at such times. No, we celebrate the man/God who was born over 2,000 years ago, who came from heaven to be with us here on earth, and to set us free from our sins, including the one of taking His Name in vain. He died and was resurrected for you and for me, and would have come for just one of us, if there was only one here. That is sacrificial love.
So, do you think it would be okay for those of us who believe in Him to celebrate a day in memory of His Birth, and not compromise it? Do you think our failure to compromise matters? What about the scripture verse, Matthew 10:33, that says: "but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven." I don't want that verse on my head, so Christmas it is for me.
We here in North America have as the bulk of our heritage, people who came to this country to have religious freedom, either as Catholic Christians or as those who look to the Reformation. So, when companies and governments do the politically correct thing, if it can be called so, and take away something important from our heritage in the interest of not offending someone's feelings, we need to stand against it.
So, if you want to do something about it, you can order buttons like mine for yourself and your friends at Wish Me A Merry Christmas.
And you can listen to and pass on this song from their web site, and the song that follows, "Christmas With a Capital "C""from the Go Fish Guys:
It's Christmas. Time to party for the Lord.