I am writing in response to the letter from Matt Fichter on Dec. 15 and others who oppose a Nativity scene on the lawn of Dixon’s courthouse, the greeting of “Merry Christmas,” and the overall honoring of Jesus Christ, the son of God, who gave his life so that we might have our many sins forgiven and have eternal life. It is a petty and disrespectful attitude to our creator.
Do they celebrate Christmas? If so, why?
Do they know the meaning of Christmas? Are they trying to take “Christ” out of the word Christmas?
God sent his one and only son over 2,000 years ago to teach us how to live rightly and honor God, and to give his life so that all of us can have eternal life if we put our trust in him.
Would any of us freely give any of our children through a horrible death for the sake of another human being? This was the supreme sacrifice of God for his creation here on earth. No other sacrifice would accomplish this.
Matt Fichter calls this “a Christian myth.” God tells us in his word, the Bible, that he will honor those who honor him. I feel sorry for Matt because he has been misinformed about Christianity. We Christians are God’s peacemakers and would love to have Matt know God’s peace that passes understanding.
I will pray for Matt and those who have this attitude that God will give them the peace that only he can give. It is a most wonderful peace.
Peace be with you at this joyous remembrance of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.