Christmas Is Over. Christ Isn’t.

December 25th has come and gone. The trees are drooping in their stands and there are presents to return. The holiday is gone—the rush thankfully over—but fortunately the Savior is still here. He always is.

If you could get past the commercialism of the season, you celebrated the true essence of Christmas—the birth of Jesus. If the commercial part overwhelmed you, it’s not to late to focus on the true meaning of why we should be celebrating Christmas. That’s because Jesus is ready to be reborn in each one of our lives every day—not just on December 25th. Jesus is always there for us, never absent. We are the ones who push Jesus out of our lives, or never even let him in the first place.

I’m not talking some holier-than-thou, revival-type rebirth. I’m talking about the pure simplicity of letting Jesus into our lives to guide us and lead us in life. A life that should be a simple walk in love. At a time when true love of others seems lost in the meanness of reality TV, we need to find love in our lives. And that love comes from our Savior who—in love—gave his life for us.

With the New Year looming, it’s not too late to make a commitment to following Jesus. It’s never too late, whether it happens on January 1st or any day of the year. True Christians revel in understanding that every day is a new day to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus in their lives. And they walk the talk, not just talk it.

I wish you the best of the New Year and the amazement and wonder of Jesus in your life during the year ahead. Every day should be Christmas in your life!