Here is a link to Mike Huckabee’s Christmas Ad: http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=920.
I did not want to put a link to a presidential candidate’s website on my blog, but the videos of Huckabee’s ad on YouTube had comments underneath them that I felt were inappropriate.
What I wanted to comment on is the ad itself. There have been many who have said that he should not have run this ad and others who have made Huckabee their hero because of it. I come down somewhere in the middle. I’m fine with the ad, as long as it was done in order to honor Jesus and not to gain favor with Christians.
I do not like when politicians try to manipulate me and my fellow believers by invoking the name of Jesus. I do not know whether this is the reason for the ad, but I hope that it wasn’t.
What Huckabee says in the ad is true. Christmas is supposed to be about celebrating the birth of Jesus. Hopefully everyone who reads these words understands that.
If you do not, I am not trying to force you to believe the same way that I do. However, I hope that you will not let your dislike of some Christians keep you from reading the words of Jesus and seeing how gracious, kind, and loving He is.