So… What’s Christmas About Anyway?

Part 2 of the Christmas series. If missed the first post, you might want to see it here.

Okay, so the title sounds kinda silly. But what is Christmas? It’s when we bring out decorations, put up a Christmas tree, have family over, eat way too much food,  and give presents. Right? Well, that’s how a lot of normal American Christian families would celebrate Christmas.  And while the celebrating is great and a part of a lot of birthdays, in the hustle and bustle of the season, we almost forget that this is the extremely special birthday of our dear Saviour. The One who loved us so much that He came and gave His life for us. Was willing to be beaten, mocked, scorned, and put to a horrible death… for each one of us little nobodies; the ones who deserved to go to hell. And yet we forget it.

What can we do to honor Him? We can’t give Him a physical present. What can we do to say “I love you” to Him? We can give Him our life. Totally give it up for Him to use that it may bring glory and honor to Him.

One note to remember, is that what we do to others is what we do to Jesus: “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'” ~Matthew 25:40. (More on this topic here.)

The sonTo make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care. - Mandy Haleg, The Gift of My Life, truly encapsulates what I am trying to convey here. It is a very beautiful piece of music (SATB choir and piano). The sort of Christmas song I wish would be played everywhere – the message is so good. To listen to the song, click here.

I encourage you to truly praise Jesus this Christmas season as we celebrate His birth. Find ways to show his love to others through your actions and words. Spread cheer to those around you. Pray for them, you’ll never know the difference it may make in the other person’s life!

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