Streets are well lit and well decorated.
Malls are packed of people shopping for gifts.
Roads are busy due to large volume of vehicles.
Christmas is the busiest time of the year, and people take advantage of the season to commercialize it. We keep ourselves busy to buy gifts we can give out to our families and friends, shop for food for our guests during parties, and we say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Xmas” instead of “Merry Christmas”.
We see Christmas as an advantage for ourselves, because this is the season we think we can acquire things we deserve. But what should Christmas look like? What do we really celebrate?
I think most of you know that we’re actually celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. He’s the celebrator. Therefore, we should invite Him to our homes when we celebrate.
There are points I got from a preaching I attended to in church weeks ago.
Christmas is about God’s glory.
We should understand that Christmas is not about us. I fail at remembering this most of the time because I use this time to ask my relatives for expensive gifts I don’t really need. Then again, it isn’t my birthday. It’s Jesus’. It’s his birth. Therefore, we must be giving gifts to Him instead.
This afternoon, I was amazed of my 10-year-old cousin asking a question that went something like this, “If it’s Jesus’ birthday, shouldn’t we be giving gifts to Him?” I felt a little ashamed because a 10- year-old actually understood Christmas better than we adults did. Nonetheless, He gave us a gift even when we’re not asking for it, and we got the greatest one ever. It’s Jesus Himself, living a life we should have lived, dying a death we should have died.
Christmas is about our peace.
Before I was a Christian, I never really understood the concept of Jesus’ passion, death and, resurrection. I didn’t comprehend what people meant by saying He’s a saviour. Why was he a saviour? To make it short, we are sinners, and we all deserve to go to eternal damnation. That means we need someone to save us from falling from the trap of sins. That’s Jesus Christ.
He is born, so there could be peace on earth, peace on our minds and hearts, peace with Him, and peace with man.
I think that means we should leave the pressure that Christmas brings.
Knowing that Jesus, my wonderful counsellor, mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, lived and died so I can have a life, having direct access to God, that gives me more than enough peace.
Greeting you a merry merry Christmas!