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Christmas Isn’t Over

Christmas Isn’t Over

Elisa Morgan


Is your tree still up? Your lights still a twinkling? The carols still a playing?


This is the week we box Christmas up and drag it to the basement or hoist it up the attic stairs or shove it away into the storeroom. Out of sight. There to sit in the dark until the next advent advents.


But Christmas isn’t over this week. It won’t be over next week, and it won’t be over even in July. Christmas continues as long as we allow Christmas to change us and through us, to change our world.


The very first Christmas changed everything.


Christmas changed Mary from a betrothed adolescent virgin to the mother of our Savior.


Christmas changed Joseph from a grieving man, engaged to a suddenly pregnant-not-by-him, to a husband and the stepfather of Jesus.


Christmas changed shepherds from watching over lambs in a field to worshipping the Lamb of God in a manger.


Christmas changed Herod from a man who might find faith to a follower only of fear.


Christmas changed the Magi from star-seekers to heavenly hunters.


Yes, that first Christmas changed everything. And because Christmas isn’t over, it continues to change everything.


So watch for the continuing Christmas? The holy nights. The coming of the faithful. The infinite noels.


Emmanuel. God is with us. Today, tomorrow. Next month. Always.


Because Christmas isn’t over.

Elisa Morgan is the author of Christmas Changes Everything. She is the cohost of the podcast, God Hears Her. She is also the cohost of Discover the Word and contributor to Our Daily Bread. Her other books include, You are Not Alone, When We Pray Like Jesus, Hello, Beauty Full, and The Beauty of Broken. Connect with Elisa @elisamorganauthor on Facebook and Instagram.


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