Christians might complain that Christmas has become so commercial and that culture is trying to change the meaning, or ignore the significance. But it seems the more they do, the more the world is reminded of the truth . . . in all languages . . . by most people who have been hearing Christmas carols their whole lives.
Without really understanding it, Christians and non-Christians alike, are singing the praises of God, verifying the Deity of Christ, and reminding the world that He truly is our Lord and King.
“Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her king. Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel. Round yon virgin, mother and child, holy infant, so tender and mild. Oh morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth. Hail the king, Christ the savior is born.”
And before the first carol was written or first song sung by man, God ensured that the angels would herald the birth of his son, and sing His praises to the heavens.
“The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing. Shepherds hear the angels singing ’Alleluia!’ It came upon a midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold. And still their heavenly music floats o’er all the weary world. And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, for the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King.”
So it doesn’t matter how commercial Christmas gets, or how hard people try to ignore or change the meaning. The same God who sent His son to earth, with angels heralding his arrival, can cause the rocks and stones to sing to celebrate His birth . . . but I’m sure He would rather hear it from His children, of their own free will. Wouldn’t you?