Rick’s Reflections- 12/22/2019


In John Gibson’s book “The War on Christmas” he shares several case studies of places where Christmas is under fire. It talks about a school in Georgia that had a suit declared from the ACLU changing Christmas                vacation to Holiday break. In Mustang, OK at Lakehoma elementary in their annual Christmas Pageant where there was a nativity scene, as well as representation of Kwanzaa and Hanukah. This was a one size fits all affair. He has reported about activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas.

For instance:

• In Illinois, state government workers were forbidden from saying the words “Merry Christmas” while at work

• A New Jersey school banned even instrumental versions of traditional Christmas carols

• Arizona school officials ruled it unconstitutional for a student to make any reference to the religious history of Christmas in a class project

To be honest, I don’t care if someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. I don’t look to the culture to validate the meaning of the season. What should concern us is the attempt by many to rewrite history to rob Jesus of the enormously positive influence He has had on the world over the past two thousand years.

No matter what the rest of the world does, it is up to us to tell the story and worship the King.

Christmas Blessings,