Jesus Adored and Ignored

Some relish the fact that Jesus came,
but ignore the reason He came.

Some adore the baby Jesus (Christ-child),
but not the man (Christ-lord).

Some enjoy visions of a baby in manger,
but not a king in heaven.

Some participate in the activities of Christmas,
but not the activities of a Christian.

Some clamor for the spirit of Christmas
but not for the spirit of Christ.

Rejoicing with the angels over His birth.
Rejoicing concerning His victory over the tomb.
Willingly submitting to His rule in one's heart.
By faith--doing His will.
By love--keeping his commandments.

Living in such a way that His birth, life, death, resurrection,
and rule bring about one's salvation.