Always Winter, But Never Christmas

It is final exam week for my college, and I have barely had time to sleep, much less write. I did see a good and timely article referencing C.S. Lewis and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (maybe you were able to figure that out from the title, though), and thought I needed to share it.

“Always Winter, But Never Christmas”

by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

In C. S. Lewis’s book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, he describes a beautiful place (Narnia) under the spell of an evil character (the White Witch) – who symbolizes the devil. Lewis writes of her that it was she who has made it “always winter, but never Christmas.”

“Always winter, but never Christmas” – what a great phrase to describe this world, without the loving, powerful, and positive influence of Jesus Christ.

Could you imagine life in such an intolerable state where we had to endure the brutal conditions of the winter season – but never having Christmas to look forward to?

Well, this winter, there are some tyrannical state and local officials who are using the coronavirus as a pretext for shutting down churches and family gatherings. To the degree that these regulations are imposed on the people in those states, it will be always winter, but never Christmas. At least this season.

These are the same people who might as well have a sign on their desks for the world to see, declaring, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

We’ve all heard the stories of mayors and governors who urge people to stay home while they are out and about getting haircuts, shopping, and eating at restaurants with large groups. One mayor actually recorded a video urging people to stay home at Thanksgiving. The kicker – he recorded it while vacationing at a family timeshare in Mexico. We don’t have to make this stuff up. Thankfully, people are catching on to the hypocrisy.

Meanwhile, the war on Christmas seems to continue this year, as always. Here are just some examples:

  • The woke now tell us that putting up Christmas lights demonstrates “systemic biases.” An ordinary display of Christmas lights in Minneapolis triggered one snowflake neighbor to write an anonymous letter protesting the non-ostentatious display: “The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don’t celebrate Christmas or who can’t afford to put up lights of their own…. We must do work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward facing display like yours can have.” As if penning satire, the writer called for shutting down the display to “respect the dignity of all people, while striving to learn from differences, ideas, and opinions of our neighbors.”
  • Abortion clinic staffers erected a sacrilegious Christmas tree display. Instead of a star or an angel at the top of the tree, they placed a forceps that is used to kill unborn babies. Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of a Baby; instead, abortionists use the celebration to promote their work of killing babies. As notes of this incident: “It is not the first time abortion activists have sought thrills by mocking Christmas, a holiday celebrating the birth of an unplanned child to a young unwed mother. In 2010, a pro-abortion group sold ‘Abornaments,’ a desecration of plastic fetal models depicting unborn children at various stages of development before birth, online. Some of the ornaments were plastic fetal models decorated with red noses and reindeer antlers hanging from coat-hangers.” Depravity knows no bounds in the abortion industry.
  • Fewer poor people will be helped this year, thanks to the grinches at one of the Christophobic groups that runs around our country looking to abolish any remaining vestiges of our Judeo-Christian heritage in public places. (of the American Family Association) writes: “The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) put an early end to Liberty Middle School’s Operation Christmas Child program – a project organized by Samaritan’s Purse that allowed students at the school fill shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for underprivileged children living in oppressed and embattled nations around the world.” Well done, FFRF. You successfully protected innumerable poor children from receiving Christmas cheer this year.

A great contrast to these anti-Christmas sentiments can be found in the words and actions of many of this nation’s founders and leaders.

Just take one example. John Jay was a key founding father. He wrote some of the Federalist Papers, and he served as the nation’s first Chief Justice. He gave a Christmas address before his fellow representatives of the state of New York in 1776, in which he mentioned God and faith 33 times. For instance, he said, “And we should still have enjoyed the blessings of peace and plenty, if we had not forgotten the source from which these blessings flowed; and permitted our country to be contaminated by the many shameful vices which have prevailed among us.”

Ultimately, C. S. Lewis’s novel is a beautiful Christian allegory showing how Jesus Christ has come into the world to undo the works of the devil. Thank God for Jesus. Otherwise, it would be always winter, but never Christmas.

If you are not 100% sure that you’ll go to Heaven when you die, now is the time to repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ. If you have any questions or doubts about your salvation, click here to learn how you can be saved!

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11 thoughts on “Always Winter, But Never Christmas

    1. Having looked over your blog, you and I come from two very different backgrounds, and my perspective is different. Being a KJV girl, I know that you should observe a person’s fruit to see the intent of their heart (Matthew 7:16). I am not lifting up C.S. Lewis…I am lifting up Jesus. C.S. Lewis was only a man, who was an Atheist and set out to disprove the Bible. In the process, he realized some of the pieces of what he believed (or rather, didn’t believe) weren’t exactly fitting together. His vocabulary back then was different from our vocabulary now (prime example: the word “militia” in the 2nd Amendment does not solely pertain to soldiers, as defined by how the word was used at the time the Constitution was written). I am not trying to pick a fight with you or be a stumbling block – I just wanted to briefly explain my position.

      Merry Christmas! God bless you and yours in the New Year, and may you continue to grow in grace and wisdom.

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  1. Yes Reagan, the world is busy playing the adult version of “Simon Says”. We aren’t playing that game in our neck of the woods.
    inter never Christmas is an apt title for our world today. Keep shining on your turf and get some fishing in with family when you can.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement! The situation in the world reminds me of Comedian Mark Lowry’s favorite verse: “and it came to pass” (which is mentioned 463 times in the Bible!). Never fear – the current situation of the world didn’t come to stay…it came to pass. I am waiting for the trumpet to sound!!! I am glad your area isn’t playing along with this game. I will try to get in some fishing – hopefully you and your granddaughter will be able to as well. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and God bless.

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