TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: Why 45% of People Want to Skip Christmas This Year and Why They Can’t Afford To
Written by Project Inspired | November 26, 2012
Ladies, a recent survey conducted by Think Finance, a loan provider, revealed that 45% of people would rather skip Christmas altogether this year. Why? Because they just can’t afford it financially. How sad is that?
But isn’t it a bigger truth that these same people really can’t afford to skip Christmas? If we as Christians set Christmas aside just because we can’t afford to buy the presents, or because buying the presents will put us in debt, then haven’t we forgotten why we celebrate Christmas altogether?
Sure, the meaning of the season has been turned upside down because of commercialization. It’s pretty much taken the joy out of the celebrations. But Christmas is not about shopping and getting presents.
God speaks to us in many ways. Maybe there’s a reason for everyone’s hardship this year. Maybe He’s helping us refocus on the true essence of Christmas.
Maybe people should shop less every year, regardless of their finances. And maybe we should all expect less. Christmas is not about the gifts we give each other. It’s about celebrating God’s amazing gift to us. It’s about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s about family and friends and giving back to those with a deeper need than ours. Isn’t it?
Do you believe that the stress of Christmas shopping, spending money and opening gifts takes away from the real true meaning of Christmas? And are you willing to receive less to get Christmas back?
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