Do you remember the old Carol “‘Tis The Season to be jolly”? (Fa la la la, la la la) It talked about decking the halls with “boughs of holly” and all sorts of stuff like that. I am not sure of the origin of this carol, but it certainly does not seem to have much to do with Christmas does it?
But having said that, this certainly is the time to be jolly, isn’t it? After all, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, of His coming into this world of sin. He came to live among us, living life as we do, except without sin, and finally took our place by taking our sin upon Himself so that we could come into a new relationship with God the Father.
During this Advent season it is appropriate for us to take the time to reflect on what Jesus has done for us so that we can truly appreciate the magnitude of what Jesus did for us. So in the very real sense of the word, this truly is the season to be jolly — fa, la, la, la, la and all that stuff!