In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge found redemption in his hauntings. Upon awakening, the power of the Holy Ghost prevailed with a change of heart, a repentant spirit, and a focus on others instead of himself. He found the Fruit of the Spirit – the Holy One – the true way to celebrate Christmas and be the gift of the season to others.
The true meaning of the season is Jesus – allow the Holy Ghost to take over all others ghosts and put them in their proper place. Know the Ghost of Christmas Past, but leave it there; understand the Ghost of Christmas Present and BE present; contemplate the Ghost of Christmas Future and plan for change to make future Christmases more in alignment with Christ.
The Holy Spirit should be flowing through our homes and our hearts this time of year. We should see glimpses of the Holy in our gatherings and moments with friends and family. Our atmosphere should reflect the conductivity of God’s Presence, a welcoming of the newborn Christ, and the immersion of the Divine dwelling with us. This is a time to be fully haunted by the only ghost deserving to exist in our lives – the Holy One.
Upon his Ascension, Jesus left us with this gift – this ghost – the Holy Spirit to guide us, advocate for us, and to be our constant companion on His behalf. Let this Christmas Eve be the doorway to allow the Holy One into our lives, open wide our hearts and beseech the Holy Ghost inside. Let the Holy be our constant companion throughout the year, the relentless Love that God has for each of us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Let the Holy Ghost change us to be the gift of the season to others.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
~John 14:26 KJV
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by Lize Bard