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!


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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