The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes Of Holiday Hype

Year after year humans have high hopes for the Christmas holidays, but their humongous hopes are often hijacked and held hostage by holiday hype.  The Christmas drug of hyped up holidays just doesn’t seem to be able to live up to our exalted expectations.

Mental health, peace of mind, joy, contentment, family togetherness, and love are not seasonal sensations drug-induced by happy holidays.  They are fundamental and foundational aspects of a healthy human psyche.  They can’t be bestowed once a year as Christmas gifts.  They must be cultivated, developed, and grown from within the human heart and mind.

However, if we can get beyond the hype to the original simplicity of the season we can discover the real reason for human hope — “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  Not an ancient birth lost in traditional trappings; not a commercial conglomeration of consumeristic customs; but a living, resurrected Christ personally interacting with us 24/7/365 — “Emmanuel, God with us.”

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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5 Responses to The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes Of Holiday Hype

  1. thomasgable says:

    you hit the nail on the head steve! couldn’t have said it better myself!

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