You realize something is wrong with Christmas when people are more excited about trees, flying animals, elves, snow, and a guy who shamelessly wears red than the Christ from whom the whole affair is named after.
I find your lack of faith… disturbing.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle—when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.
-- Roger Bannister
If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put it right; He asks you to accept the light, and He will put it right. A child of the light confesses instantly and stands bared before God; a child of the darkness says - “Oh, I can explain that away.” When once the light breaks and the conviction of wrong comes, be a child of the light, and confess, and God will deal with what is wrong; if you vindicate yourself, you prove yourself to be a child of the darkness.
When Jesus appears to us, fires are kindled. But we have to learn to keep the secret of the burning heart that will go through anything. It is the dull, bald, dreary, commonplace day, with commonplace duties and people, that kills the burning heart unless we have learned the secret of abiding in Jesus.
"Did not our heart burn within us?" Luke 24:32
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, March 22- The Burning Heart