december nites…bah humbug! its all about JESUS!
the rock photopeeps decided to go for a leisurely stroll around balboa park saturday evening, along with over a quarter million of our closest friends in san diego…it was a zoo of folks and the only ones not feeling crowded in balboa park were the animals in the zoo. but what still is to me Christmas on the Prado in balboa park, is a san diego tradition and is always fun to run around and see all the people.
at the same time, lookin around, i couldnt help but think of the scripture where Jesus cleanses the temple….
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
(Matthew 21:12-13 ESV)
the city already changed the name of this yearly tradition…there were folks selling everything you could possibly think of…and traffic was so bad by the time you got parked and made your way into the crowds of people, you had to check yourself and leave the frustration of all that inorder to enjoy the festivities of “december nites.”
dec nites…every nite in dec is a dec nite, and then theres dec days, dec weekends, december you name it…
so, for me this weekend was a reminder to stay focused and try to make everyday a Jesus Day. where i remind myself that Jesus was born to die. that we all might have life because of what He did on the cross for us. this time of year you see it around town and on peoples clothes…”Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” others respond and say “He is the reason for all the seasons,” which is true. but i say one season at a time.
lets remember why this time of year is so special. family, friends, good will, tiny tim, ginsu knives, chia pets, a charlie brown Christmas and most importantly JESUS!