December 12th – Revelation 2:1-7

Revelation 2:1-7

I love “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. And one of my favorite parts is when frustrated by the commercialism, Charlie Brown cries out, “Isn’t there anyone who can tell me what Christmas is all about?” With all of the pressures of getting ready for the holidays, it’s easy to forget the reason for the season, the birth of Christ. The church at Ephesus received a strong warning for getting caught up in their busyness and forgetting their first love, Jesus. And we should heed their warning. For Christmas isn’t about the decorations, food, parties, presents, and traditions. Instead it’s about God’s great love in that He sent His only begotten Son to save the world. So may we not get lost in the trappings of the season and remember our first love. The Lamb of God who came to adorn us with His mercy and grace.