Question of the Week: No Christmas?

“The White Witch?” said Edmund; “who’s she?”

“She is a perfectly terrible person,” said Lucy. “She calls herself the Queen of Narnia though she has no right to be queen at all, and all the Fauns and Dryads and Naiads and Dwarfs and Animals—at least all the good ones—simply hate her. And she can turn people into stone and do all kinds of horrible things. And she has made a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia—always winter, but it never gets to Christmas. And she drives about on a sledge, drawn by reindeer, with her wand in her hand and a crown on her head.”
–The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The world takes the celebration of Christmas for granted. Whether we like it or not, Christian or not, we find ourselves in the midst of the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest times in the church.

But what if there was no Christmas? What if Jesus Christ had never been born?

What would our world be like without Christmas?

John I. Snyder
Comments 5
  1. I absolutely LOVE what Tim said!!!

    Without Christ there would be no Christmas. If Jesus was never born then the Old Testament is just another empty religious text. It pointed to NOTHING. If the Old Testament is just another empty religious text, the our God is just another dead god. If our God is just another dead, lifeless god then we are just dead, lifeless people here randomly on this planet with no meaning, no purpose, and no reason for being.

    Actually, if God is just another dead, lifeless god & then we wouldn’t even be here to talk about this!! LOL!!!

    So thankful for the birth of Christ, for the fulfillment of scripture! His birth, life, death, burial, & resurrection is the foundation for everything. It is key. It is central. Without it we simply don’t exist.

    Without His birth we do not exist.

    If we take away Christ then there’s no Christmas. However, we could take away Christmas & still have Christ.

    I don’t need Christmas. I need Christ! I need Jesus so much!

  2. This scripture verse sums it up for me. Without Christ we’d still be living in darkness.

    1 Cor 15:16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

    20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

  3. The entire world would still be doing what much of it does now–searching for ways to reach the supernatural they instinctively know is there but don’t understand. We would all be trying to be good enough, appease the gods enough, do whatever we guess might be right, to find our way. Because of Christmas, we know the way.

    Which leads me to another question that may matter more–what would the world be like without the people Jesus left behind to build his kingdom and carry on what he started until he returns? The answer I see is sometimes gratifying, too often terribly humbling. Are we making the world a different place than it otherwise would be? Are we showing this to be an occupied planet–taken over by the now and not yet kingdom of God begun in the manger? Sometimes I think yes; sometimes, not so much at all.

  4. I know for my pastor buddies Christmas is one their two busiest seasons. For me through the years has been just another work day. I have spent many of Christmases away from home either with the military or the fire department. The day Jesus was born is not as important to me as Jesus word. Jesus word is what gets me through my seasonal depression. Not all are caught in the hustle and bustle, they are lost in the crowd. It is the word that Jesus gives us strength. Jesus love that brings us out of our graves of despair and see the light.

Comments are closed.

Blessed: Keep Jesus Always in Our Thought

Blessed: Keep Jesus Always in Our Thought

“The White Witch?

The Dovah Dialogues: Admitting Fault

The Dovah Dialogues: Admitting Fault

“The White Witch?