Letter: Christmas for everyone

Once in a while we hear someone say, “Christmas is just for children,” or “Christmas is for kids.”

Once in a while we hear someone say, “Christmas is just for children,” or “Christmas is for kids.”

How many children look forward to Christmas, or they can hardly wait until the Christmas holidays give them a break from the classroom and homework. How many adults look forward to a few days off from their regular work? They think of Christmas parties, cards, letters, gifts, but should they, if Christmas is only for children?

Are the beautiful street and home decorations of Yuletide only for children to enjoy? May only children sing and hear the sweet music of the seasonal carols?

Think of Christmas dinner. Look at the decorated table laden with rich foods, vegetables, gravy, dill-pickles, cranberry sauce, fresh buns together with the aroma of that beautiful brown roasted, steaming turkey. Dessert follows. Shall we indulge? Adults, back off! Do we agree Christmas is only for the children?

Dec. 25 is Christmas Day. The birthday of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who was born in Bethlehem and came into our world to save us helpless humans from sin, disobedience, rebellion against God.

Yes, my dear Pentictonites and all readers, residents and refugees, Christmas is not only for children, the wonderful day and festival is for adults too. We need Jesus the Saviour, we thank him in hymns, words and deeds for having loved us and for having come to us.

On the night of the Nativity the angel of the Lord said to some shepherds, “Fear not for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10.

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Oh, come, all ye faithful triumphantly sing’ Come see in the manger our Saviour and King.”

Leander Arndt

Penticton