Christmas Eve, 2004
We made it again through the labyrinth of lawsuits and directives by people who don't want us to have the same freedom to express its message and messenger as those who express themselves in other ways that often offend us.
We made it through the consumption of too much stuff we really don't need, often to buy the love we don't have the time or interest to earn the rest of the year.
We made it through another year without a second terror attack, but with no assurance another one won't come.
Jesus was the star of 2004.
The Passion of The Christ drew millions and made millions.
Jesus showed up on covers of Time and Newsweek.
U.S. News magazine did a cover story on prayer.
Fox News channel carried scripture verses from Luke's
account of Christ's birth.
The question, though, is not how many people heard about Jesus as a baby, but how many received him as Savior.
That remains the perennial question as we again consider God becoming man so that man can be with God.
May Christmas be born anew in your heart.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.