Is Christmas just for the rich of the world?
Is it just for those who can afford to buy gifts for everyone on their list?
Is it just for those who can afford to decorate with beautiful lights and expensive ornaments?
Is it just for those who can throw lavish Christmas parties in their beautiful homes?
Is it just for those who have all of their shopping done by the middle of December and all of their gifts wrapped and under the tree for all to admire?
Is it just for those who can afford to take a Disney Cruise for Christmas?
Is it just for those who can afford to go from mall to mall, buying whatever meets their fancy?
Is it just for Christians who drop a dollar in the little red bucket and feel like they've done their part for the 'needy'?
Is it only for those who sit down to a sumptuous meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well?
Would the Son of God, Who left all of the riches of heaven behind to be born in a dingy stable, naked and cold among the filth of the animals in the barn, recognize our Christmas?
Would He feel welcomed?
Would we even recognize Him if He came to our party, dressed in rags and begging for our care?
Would He feel welcomed in the richest church in the world - the church in America? Even if He came, do we have any room for someone like Him at our table? In our pew? I wonder...
Or would He choose instead to spend His Christmas with the orphans, the widows, the poor, the abandoned, the neglected, the rejected and despised, the persecuted, the reviled, the lost, the sick, the dying, the brokenhearted?
Do we care where He goes as long as He doesn't mess up 'our' Christmas? Or, does He think it belongs to Him?
Scripture Reference: John 1:11 NKJV
"He came unto His own, and His own received Him not."