Christmas on a Sunday

Family. Friends. Joy. Fellowship. Can we do it this way every year?

In the last few weeks, I have intercepted plenty of people discussing the pros and cons of having Christmas on a sunday. The last time it happened this way was 11 years ago and I was too young to really notice what church was like that day.

This year, I noticed, and I liked what I saw. Christmas is a time to celebrate and remember Jesus birth. What better way to do that then to gather together as a family. Most families in this country go to great lengths to get together over the hollidays. Why should we as a church (the family of God) not make the extra effort to gather together on Christmas to celebrate?

On Christmas Eve, people piled into church, many of them for the only time this year. I am not quite sure why this happens, but it does. I like the procedure; it is a great chance to share with the world what Christmas is all about.

On Christmas Day, only the people who really cared about being a member of Gods family bothered to come to church. It was more intimate setting than usual and the joy that was shared will be stick in my memory for years to come.

I think christmas should always be on a sunday — or at least we should always gather as a family on christmas, whatever day of the week it is.


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