Often you hear people talking about Christmas it’s the magic of miracles. It’s a reminder of a time long ago when all was right in the world. The Christmas season is often portrayed as a magical time where anything can happen. So if Christmas’ magic could change lives what would change? What miracle would we want? What are the deepest desires of our hearts?
A few of the most common themes of Christmas magic include:
- Finding a soul mate
- Healing rift between friends
- To have an estranged spouse come home
- Physical and mental healing
- Financial peace
- Peace of mind
- Business success
- A child in the military to come home for Christmas
- For our dreams to come true
This list could go on and on as every person would have a different answer. But what is the thread that connects these themes?
Everyone has an idea of what life should be like and they believe that this is the one time of the year when prayers are answered, lives are restored, families reconciled and fairy tales comes true. There’s sadness in this season because the magic doesn’t hold up, the season passes and we’re left feeling more broken than before. I know this was true for me for many years. I have watched the Hallmark movies, gazed into the twinkle lights and found my nostalgic past in the beautiful reds and greens. I admit I was one of those who sought Christmases magic in this season. My wish was to find my estranged father of 45 years (read about my Hallmark Christmas).
But how many heartbroken souls are still out there, still waiting. Still watching the movies and hoping that happy ending will be theirs. That they too can have the miracle they’ve been secretly hoping for this Christmas season.
There is a magic in the idea of Christmas but it’s not found in the greenery, twinkle lights or holiday movies. There is a white knight out there that is willing and ready to rescue you and make all your dreams come true. Many celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus. But the season isn’t about a little baby but a grown man who fell to earth so that we may be restored. He came to fill our hearts with the magic of a little child.
The real miracle of the season is the miracle that happens in our hearts, the miracle that only Jesus can do. Christmas is about second chances, Jesus died to give us a second chance. It’s about reconciliation to our true father. It’s about letting go wrongs and love each other as Christ did for us.
This Christmas remember the miracle maker and ask him to make a miracle in your heart and mind by restoring and renewing all of you.
If you could have a Hallmark Christmas what would it be?
Next week: Quotes on a peaceful attitude.