They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Stand, Christians, Stand!
The forces of this world want us to sit down, be quiet, don't say that J word.
You've heard the drill -'I don't like it when they force their belief down our throats.'
But by being quiet, aren't Christians bowing to their beliefs or unbeliefs?
Think of blind Bartimaeus, crying loudly to the Lord. He was told to be quiet. Hush! But he received his sight because he ignored the world and cried loudly to the Lord. Mark 10:45-47
If you celebrate Christmas, the birth of the Savior, then say Merry Christmas. This isn't happy holiday season. This is the time we remember why we have hope.
The time that we remember who redeemed us.
The time that we remember God humbling himself into flesh, a child. To grow and lead us to eternal life.
No this is not a time to be silent. To bow to the pressures of the world. Let them go on in their blindness. But we who are the redeemed should say so. and Loudly!.