I know I’m a little late, but here’s a good short post from Rick Hogaboam about Christmas on the Lord’s Day. My wife and I are out of town visiting family and their churches canceled Sunday services – but thankfully we were able to watch a live webcast of our home church on Sunday morning.
Perhaps it’s a bit puritanical to insist that believers dump their cherished family traditions to march off to church on Christmas morning. But it’s also self-defeating to complain about keeping Christmas holy when churches close on Dec. 25.
I find it ironic that some folks will scream bloody murder over the use of “Happy Holidays!” or “Season’s Greetings!” over “Merry Christmas!”, and even muster courage to take a stand against certain stores that refuse the Christianized version, but lack the fortitude to even gather for corporate worship at, dare I say, a church, precisely because it is Christmas first (the secularized warm and fuzzy gift opening around the fireplace kind), and Lord’s Day second (the weekly gathering with the saints over Word and Sacrament).