Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Do you get irritated by people saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas? Does it make you really want to bring to their attention that the holiday is all about Christ, thus the name Christmas? It does me. And judging from the number of emails circulating and other movements to keep Christmas, well, Christmas I’d say it does you, too.
Here’s a “springboard” for you to do that very thing. Do you know the origin of the word holiday? Let me share it with you: “Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, from hālig holy + dæg day”
So, holiday actually means holy day. Explaining this definition to the “holiday” greeter is the perfect way for us to bring Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas out. It’s not too often that folks give you such an open opportunity to share your faith, is it? Don’t let a single opportunity slip by you this Holy Day season!