100 Years Without Christmas

In the DVD “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”, there is a scene where the kids have slipped into Narnia through the wardrobe and are surveying the surreal environment under the rule of the witch.  The winter-like setting seems barren of life and even the creatures appear to be sub-standard.  One of the characters describes it this way: “We haven’t had Christmas in one hundred years!”

It’s hard to imagine a land without Christmas.  It would be short on hope. Tomorrows would be hum-drum.  Each day would resemble the other.  The word “promise” would be non-existent.

Peace would be absent.  There would be turmoil and treachery.  The law of survival would loom large and in those environs peace would be greatly diminished.

Joy would be a forgotten treasure.  There would be little to rejoice about.  Unlike the first Christmas when the angel announced:  “I bring you good tidings of great joy”!

If the Narnian winter is any indication of barrenness, I don’t want to be part of that. I never want to “miss” any Christmases—but most of all I don’t want to miss out on the one who brought us Christmas!

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About jccpastorbob

Pastor of JCC, Elgin, 29 years, former missionary, Ecuador Husband of one, Father of two, Grandfather of two. Preacher, Teacher, Missionary
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