Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. -Luke 2:11 (NIV)
My son wanted to watch a Disney Christmas cartoon we noticed in passing while browsing Netflix, so we did. In it, Donald Duck’s three nephews enjoyed Christmas gifts and dinner so much that they wished for Christmas to be every day…and it came to pass. Sounds great, right?
Well, it ends up being a repetitive slog, with the same events and gifts happening each day. Similar to the comedy movie “Groundhog Day,” where the same day repeats over and over, the boys learn they can change their behavior to make that day worse or better.
In the end, they learn the lesson that Christmas coming once a year is enough, and that the care shown one another is what matters. After watching it, I told my son that though Jesus’ birth (the reason we really celebrate Christmas) was not mentioned anywhere in the video, believers celebrate Him every day through how we outwardly live…and that stems from the love Christ gave to us.
So, for believers, Christmas every day isn’t a slog, but an opportunity to show His love—and our appreciation of His arrival—to all the world.