One of my favorite movies to watch over Christmas is “Love Actually”. There is this one particular scene where one of the main characters (Rick from the Walking dead) shared his affection for a woman using pasteboard. Before he shared how much he loved her, he gave his reasoning for telling her. He wrote, “and at Christmas you tell the truth.”
I honestly never knew that at Christmas you told the truth. I mean, if you want to get real technical here, I thought you would tell the truth everyday, but that maybe, just maybe during Christmas you might not tell the truth just because you didn’t want to upset someone. However, that is neither here nor there.
What this scene made me think about was this question: “Am I telling the Truth to people this Christmas?” And when I say telling the truth, I am talking about the Ultimate Truth in this world, Jesus Christ. Am I using Christmas as an opportunity to share Christ with others? That is why we celebrate Christmas after all – because of the birth of Christ. So it seems like a natural thing to do during this season, to talk about Christ in some way.
However, for some reason or another, those conversations seem few and far between. But this year can be different. The reality is that Christmas is approaching and there are not many simpler ways to talk about Christ and Church than this time of year. People are open to going to church on Christmas Eve. In fact, in a poll of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research found 6 out of 10 Americans typically attend church at Christmastime. But even among those who don’t attend church during Christmas, 57 percent said they would likely attend if someone they knew invited them (source).
Whether it is a friend, family member, co-worker, or even someone you are standing in the check-out line; there are plenty of opportunities for your to share Christ this Christmas season. At the very least, you can use one of the cards below to invite them to New Life for Christmas Eve.
So, who will you share the Truth about Christmas with this year?
Chantilly Invite Card:
Linton Hall Invite Card: