I, like most of America, became a Gleek during the first season of the show. I love the musical numbers and the sometimes bizarre plot lines. However, this season I have often found some of the material to be a little offensive for my taste. Last night, the Christmas episode of Glee premiered. The episode is about the students in the Glee club wanting to share "glee" to all of the faculty and students at their high school. Sue, being the antagonist she is, is the grinch in this episode and is trying to ruin Christmas for the flee club. The overall synopsis of the episode is much like every Christmas story, the unbeliever becomes filled with the Christmas spirit. Although the plot of this episode was heartwarming, the reason I am mentioning it in this blog is because of one particular scene in the episode. Rachel and Finn are looking for Christmas trees and while they're looking she makes the comment that "Christmas trees are the essance of Christmas, they are the meaning of Christmas and they symbolize what Christmas means."
Unfortunately, the Christmas tree is what many people believe symbolizes Christmas. It makes me very sad when I think about how most people do not recognize the real reason for Christmas- because of Jesus. I guess this just reminded me of just how much people need to hear/be reminded of God's love and His ultimate sacrifice. My only hope is that the world will not forget the true reason for this holiday, and will hold on to the truth.
Luke 2:8-20 " And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.