Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. -Matthew 2:7, 8 (KJV)
Sad to say, but there is evil and depravity in the world, but what will be our response? Shall we give up? Will we throw up our hands and say, “It’s too much! This world is going down the tubes and there ‘s no hope?” Someone has said that rather than curse the darkness light a candle. We can hold forth the light of Jesus Christ and then fan that small flame to a roaring blaze. If enough believers will stand up and shine forth the light of Jesus Christ we could see a revival spread across the land.
Faith overcomes our doubts about reaching people for Jesus Christ. There is hypocrisy in the world – sad, but true. We combat the hypocrisy of the world by practicing and living sincere and true faith in Christ. The wise men went seeking Jesus and they found Him. When we seek the Lord Jesus we too will find Him. And having found Him we can worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Do you want to know what one form of hypocrisy looks like? Here it is: it’s a holiday tree, a holiday observance, a holiday dinner, a happy holiday, "thank you and have a happy holiday!" We choose not to call it Christmas because we don’t want to offend anyone. Everyone know its Christmas! Let’s say what it is; Merry Christmas and God bless you! Old Ebenezer Scrooge said, and I’m quoting from the story here, “Every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly though his heart.” Well, get over it, Ebenezers of the world, we are going to say it: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
As we go about our days let others know that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. Look to Him, trust in Him, and place Jesus at the center of our lives - year round.