This morning, I had to go into a well known store to pick up some medicine. Because everyone goes to this particular place to purchase everything from groceries to Christmas presents, the place was packed. Something stood out to me more today than any other day – the faces of those who were shopping. There was such sadness, worry, panic, and other negative expressions everywhere I turned. While this season should be one of joy, most people are consumed with how they are going to buy presents, how much they will spend on these presents, while many of them either don’t have the real gift of Christmas or don’t want Him.
When the announcement of Christ’s birth came, the message was labeled as “glad tidings of great joy”. Somewhere along the way, this joy became lost because the true meaning of Christmas was lost or replaced.
A dear friend of mine, Greg Griffin, came up with the idea that was later made into a video clip. I think this clip depicts the reason why these Christmas faces are gloomy. They need to remember!