Seize the Christmas Moment

Seize the Christmas Moment

Fast approaching is a cultural moment we should not miss for trying to help people see Jesus Christ.

America may be post-Christian, but Christmas is graciously stubborn. There it is in December, immovable. God has mercifully ordained that much of our economy depends on a cultural remembrance of the birth of the Messiah. God employs irony by using the power of unrighteous mammon to force pagan Westerners to look at Jesus. Yes, he may be obscured by a lot of godless glitz and noise. But God has not been fully eclipsed by gaud.

It is the only time of the year you will walk through a mall and hear “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth!” or “Joy to the world! The Lord has come! Let earth receive her King!” or “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail th’Incarnate Deity!” or “God and sinners reconciled!” or “O come, let us adore him.” Christmas still proclaims the “good news of great joy.”

And many, even if out of tradition and nostalgia, are more open during this season to listen and look. Such moments don’t come often. Let’s not lose them.

Offering Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by the case at very low cost has become a Christmas tradition at DG. It is one way we can help Christians point others directly to the Christ of Christmas in the hopes that family, friends, and neighbors will see him. We’ve heard many stories over the years of copies given out at neighborhood Christmas gatherings, included in gift baskets for co-workers, and wrapped into packages given to family members. Many churches have given the book away to visitors during the Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are so many creative ways to use it.

So we’re making it possible for folks to use it. Cases contain 48 copies and cost $79 ($1.65 per copy). Here’s where you can get them.

Our desire is to help you seize the Christmas moment. This cultural window will be open for a brief time. Whether it’s this book or something else, toss something through it that may help people see Jesus.  

Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.