I caught something on the news yesterday about new billboard ads just in time for the holidays that claim you don’t have to believe in a god to celebrate Christmas. We can all just be good for goodness’ sake.This tells me that the secularists have given up trying to get rid of Christmas because they know they have lost that battle decisively. Everyone knows that the bad guys in all the best stories are the ones who want to banish Christmas. (I seem to remember hearing last year about an airport that removed their Christmas decorations due to complaints, and then they put them up again due to the outrage it caused.)There is no stopping Christmas. It keeps on coming every year, irrevocably, irresistibly, unceasingly. In fact, this year it seems to have been on everyone’s mind even earlier than usual because the stores were busting out the decorations a few minutes after Halloween. In Florida last week I saw a huge Christmas tree set up at a mall and the lighting took place Saturday. So, in spite of all that the secularists have tried to do to cancel Christmas, it is bigger and better than ever. And I don’t even mind all the commercialism. Everyone knows it’s the biggest party of the year, and everyone knows it is Jesus’ birthday that we are celebrating, so I don’t mind that the stores are already playing Christmas carols.So the secularists have changed their tactics this year. Christmas worries them still. Must be keeping them up nights. Since they cannot succeed at outlawing it, they are trying to redefine it. They are very intimidated by the celebration of the Advent of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and so they should be. But it is funny that they have resorted to spending the big bucks on billboards to try to justify the celebration of Christmas for the unbelievers. Since they can’t cancel it, they will try to empty it of its Christian context and make it okay for them to participate in. Kind of like justifying their presence at a party they have not been invited to. But that is guaranteed to fail too. They may choose to celebrate xmas on the 25th, but the potency and power of Christmas continues unabated.The other thing this tells me is that Christians need to step it up. It is clear that celebrating Christmas is even more potent than we realize. It is often the case that we Christians underestimate the impact that our very presence in the world makes, especially when we are having fun. Not because we are impressive in ourselves or even very good at celebrating, but because He lives in us and His presence shines through us. Keep this in mind over these next few weeks as you work hard to make a fabulous Christmas for your families. This is how we overcome the world.Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!