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!