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‘Tis The Season…..

Written by Joy M. Procida

Well, the time has finally come. ‘Tis the season! What does that actually mean, ’tis the season? Or, should I better ask, what does ’tis the season mean to you?

Christmas is one of the most beloved holidays of the year. IT, after all, IS the season, which is what the word ’tis stands for. It is a contraction, ’tis is short for it is. So, I ask again, what does ‘Tis the Season mean to you? ‘Tis the season because of all the holiday cookies and food? ‘Tis the season because of the way this holiday makes you feel … joyous and thankful and generous? ‘Tis the season because of spending time with family? Or ’tis the season because a baby was born in a manger one silent night in Bethlehem. I believe it is all of the above!

There is a saying as well that you hear a lot during this holiday time: “The Reason for the Season.” So, now with that being said, we can look at Christmas as a time to celebrate with family, give gifts, and eat food because of the “Reason for the Season and not because ‘Tis the Season. The holiday season really does have a reason, and I often times get caught up with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and forget about the reason why we celebrate Christmas.

I’ve copied the words from a song called While You Were Sleeping by a band called Casting Crowns and I believe the words to this song send an accurate message.

“While You Were Sleeping”

Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you’re lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight

Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we’re lying in the dark
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

‘Tis the Season or better yet, ‘He is the Reason for the Season!

Joy

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