It's not the same as it used to be!
Very often we hear that Christmas is not the same as it used to be!
Certainly now being a grown-up (most of the time) it is different than in my younger days. The choice of presents has changed. The quantity of presents has changed. The choice of presents has now changed too.
But I wonder if our children and grandchildren will be saying exactly the same thing when they are older? Have we seen a genuine change or is it just a natural response to the changes we have lived and living through?
Whatever our view on this subject maybe we can agree that the true meaning of Christmas is all about Jesus. That has always been the case and always will be however we change. Maybe this proves that it’s just ourselves that has changed and we yearn more than ever for some sense of a story to re-enter our Christmas experience.
So then we are left with another question.
How can we put more Christmas back into Christmas?
And some more questions to think about (and maybe respond to)?
What are the special memories of your Christmas days as child? What will you be doing to make this Christmas be more significant and meaningful than ever before?