I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! I have not been on as of late since preparing for the holidays has kicked into overdrive, taking up all my time. I should be picking back up on the 30-Day Song Challenge posts and other new material later in the week — I predict staring Wednesday. Before I sign back off, I do have a piece of advice for my fellow Christians out there:
This is based on my own experience. I am in no way trying to say that I know more than the next person.
Stand firm. Be proud.
In 2018, too many people are trying to change society in a big way, and that’s how it looks at Christian holidays. The bottom line is to take Jesus out of the bigger picture while painting His followers as crazy outcasts. It’s new-age persecution. We must fight this by standing up for our holidays and the real reason they are celebrated so that generations after us can know.
How can you play your part? First of all, be proud of your beliefs, not ashamed. If you want to wear a cross, or a shirt, hat, etc. that reflects your faith while in public, then do it. If you want to say “Merry Christmas” to people instead of “Happy holidays,” say it. If you want to decorate your home or your cublicle at work with a manger or a cross while everyone else is decorating theirs with snowmen and Santa Claus, DO IT! Don’t be afraid of what people might say or think. It’s their choice if they want to become uncomfortable. You don’t have to be obnoxious and rub it in their faces, most especially because nine times out of ten no one’s even going to care. But when the occasion arises, and that one person acts on their audacity, it’s good to remember that we are still protected under the First Amendment. We will always be protected and given our birthrights, as long as this country wants to stay together as is. Don’t let other peopels’ opinions become overly important, or oppress your sense of expression. Don’t let them bully you. Stand up for yourself and your God, the way that Muslims stand up for their religion, or anyone else.
Now, at the same time, do not feed hate to hate. That’s not what God wants us to do. God wants is to live for Him no matter who comes against him. That’s why he sends certain people to us as tests. So just remember that. I wish you all joy, peace, and happiness this holiday season. Merry Christmas and God bless in Jesus’s name! Amen!