No Politically Correct Christmas Here
At Dayton Christian School, we don’t have winter break. We enjoy a Christmas vacation. We don’t say “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays,” when we greet each other in the hallways. We say “Merry Christmas.” Yes, We celebrate CHRISTMAS at Dayton Christian School, and I am proud to be a part of a ministry that unabashedly proclaims the name of Jesus at this time of year.
When I walk the hallways of this school, I hear the students singing Christmas carols – real Christmas carols that talk about the birth of our Savior and the wonder of His incarnation. I see art on the walls that depicts the miracle in Bethlehem, not vague wintry scenes. I hear students reciting verses from Luke 2 and Isaiah 9 that detail the birth of the Messiah. And best off all, I see our students involved in mission projects to help the needy that show they really understand the true meaning of Christmas.
The elementary school and middle school sent 551 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to children around the world and brought in school supplies for the high school Dominican Republic team who will be visiting that country during J-term. The seventh and eighth grade Bible classes left Christmas gifts and a clear message of the Christmas message at 180 homes in the communities surrounding campus. And when the high school concert choir ministers to the seniors at Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility, they will not be singing “Happy Holidays.” They will boldly sing of the birth of Christ in songs like Joy to the World, Silent Night, and Angels We Have Heard on High.
Much has been made about the “War on Christmas” that is prevalent in our society today, but praise God we are here in such a time and in such a place where we can together as the body of Christ boldly celebrate our Savior’s birth.