Sunday, December 24, 2006

Anticipation - Dec 24

Below is a child in Nativity Square in Bethlehem, Israel. Photo is from the Jerusalem Post.

I may be stepping on thin ice here but it's hard to get excited over something that happened two thousand years ago. Being a Christian is not about dusting off some old history books and mindlessly chatting about the 'good times' from ages long past. As a child, I thought as a child and wondered what Santa would bring me Christmas morning. Then I grew up and put away such childish things. I'm anticipating what Jesus Christ is going to do both right now and in the near future. Look at the following verse:

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:22-23)

Christianity is about anticipating what is to come! What a glorious message to bring to this troubled world!

Yes friends, this big old world of ours is in serious doo-doo. When Gaza Christians can't celebrate Midnight Mass and children are taught that Santa ain't comin' because it's too dangerous you know we have a problem.

Christmas is such a special time for the little ones. My two year old nephew is going to have a blast tomorrow. Many children however do not share the same happy fate. Pope Benedict XVI continues the traditon set by John Paul II in addressing the faithful on Christmas day. The Pope's theme this year was on those children who are suffering this holiday season.

Got some other stuff to share to show that all is not peace on earth and goodwill towards men.

It appears that Ethiopian troops have launched a massive counter-attack against the Somali Islamists, including air strikes. I doubt the Horn of Africa will be a happy place anytime soon.

The Iranians continue their mastery of denial and projecting their sins towards others. Their target of choice? A nuclear-armed Israel of course. Those darn Jews! The last time they threatened anybody with annihilation was .... Um ..... still thinking .... NEVER! What a bunch of putzes.

If there's one thing I cannot stand is people who take themselves far too seriously. Moroccan authorities have clamped down on a Arabic weekly called 'Nichane' for being oh-so un-Islamic. Freedom of press and freedom of speech? Not if you live in Morocco my friend.

Merry Christmas, Infidel! Threats are being made by British Muslims originating from Pakistan to attack the 'Chunnel'. What a nice and sensible immigration policy Tony Blair and New Labour has forged in allowing these fifth column jihadis to settle in the U.K.. For further reference, go to DizzyFatPlonka's blog to see the PC mess that Mr. Blair has created.

Merry Christmas to everyone, to DFP, to Belinda, to CottShop (of Sacred Scoop), to Faith Girl and to all of you who have taken the time to read my humble little blog.

Johnny Cash


Cottshop said...

Merry Christmas to you too & thanks for your blog- keep giving out the good news and keeping people alerted to the times- CottShop at SacredScoop

Belinda said...

Merry Christmas to you too, JC!
God bless you.

dizzyfatplonka said...

I think this post provides an apt opportunity for remembering another little saying JC.
In order to get into the kingdom of heaven we must become like children.