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I Can Hardly Wait for Christmas!


It is entirely possible for so many to go through the entire Christmas season and miss the whole point. Grandma gets run over by the reindeer, Santa’s coming and he’s over it, roasted chestnuts, ghost stories, wishing for a wonderland, I’ll be home, and so many more wonderful Christmas tunes we all love, but miss the point. I enjoy listening to them, but I am hoping the next song up on 105.1FM is Silent Night, O Holy Night, or Joy to the World. Anything but a song about a hippopotamus. I can hardly wait for a song that takes me back 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. Not the Bethlehem of today, war torn, bullet marks in the side of ancient buildings, religious fighting and jewelry stores. But, the one that existed that amazing day as Jeremiah in chapter 33 predicted would come.

14 The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will do the good thing I promised to the people of Israel and Judah.

15 In those days and at that time,

I will make a good branch sprout from David’s family.

He will do what is fair and right in the land.

16 At that time Judah will be saved,

and the people of Jerusalem will live in safety.

The branch will be named:

The Lord Does What Is Right.”

Did you get that? The Lord will come and do what is right. We all need that. We need someone to do what is right. Now, that, I can hardly wait to celebrate. I can hardly wait for Christmas.