by Jeff Schreve

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The Miracles of Christmas (1 of 4)
Series: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jeff Schreve
Luke 1:26-38

In 1951, Meredith Wilson, the composer, the same guy that wrote ''The Music Man,'' composed a song for Christmas. It was entitled, ''It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.'' It's been sung by Bing Crosby and many, many others. It's a fun song. And I like when that song starts to be sung because it reminds us that Christmas is upon us. And as you look around, you can see that Christmas is upon us. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at First Baptist Church in Texarkana. And if you go around to the stores, you know, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the stores in about September, you know, because that's the way they do things. They want you to buy. But Christmas is such an awesome time. It's such a wonderful time. It is by far my favorite time. The song says, ''It's the most wonderful time of the year.'' I say amen to that. And there's just a, a different spirit at Christmas. There's a different kind of desire to give because God is a giver and we enter into that spirit of giving and that spirit of rejoicing.

I heard a father. He was talking to his family. And he was saying, ''Now listen, family.'' He was giving them the Christmas motivational talk. And they were getting ready to set up all the Christmas tree stuff and all the ornaments. And he, he told his family, Now listen, family. This Christmas we're going to do this, and we're going to do that, and we're going to do the other, and we're not going to get all hung up in commercialism. We're going to have the best Christmas ever. Would you commit with me to have the best Christmas ever, to make this the best Christmas ever?'' And his six year-old son said, ''Well, Dad, how could we possibly improve upon the first one?'' Now that's not very funny but it proves a point. It's a great question. How can you improve upon the first Christmas? You can't. You can't. And yo ...

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