Dictionary.com has the following definitions for:
1.full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit: a merry little man.
2.laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious: a merry time at the party.
- the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.
When you put what this season should really be about and what was given to the world, our perspective should change really quick.
For God so loved you and me that he gave his only Son for you and me to be born a virgin, to disciple men, to heal the lame and the sick and perform many miracles and to die for you and I.
A little baby born in Bethlehem and Shepherds and a heavenly chorus sang to welcome this King.
Putting things into perspective, Jesus really did give his all even to the end of his life – a brutal death on a cross to fulfill all the prophecy about him. He gave, he served and he loved with reckless abandoned. He came to seek the lost. He came to help the poor and to love all those who society did not love.
Could there be any one better, to guide us, in this season of giving, then Jesus Christ the Lord?
I am just putting things in perspective (mainly for myself).