Christmas should ALWAYS be about celebrating the birth of our savior, Jesus!
Unfortunately, the world gets so wrapped up in buying things that the concept of WHO Christmas is really all about is lost. Although it’s okay to participate in the excitement of the holiday season, Christians shouldn’t forget the true purpose of the day.
Show love. Love is action and you can show love anywhere you go. When others are losing their patience in the stores, this is the best time to show the love of Jesus.
Remind yourself to not join in the craziness. Walk away if someone wants to argue. Don’t get into a standoff over what Christmas is about.
Smile when you feel like saying unkind words. Satan has done a good job at capitalizing on Christmas and it’s our job to remind the world WHO Christmas is TRULY all about!
Christmas is a party. Specifically, it’s a birthday party — for Jesus — and birthdays are meant to be celebrated. It’s why we say “Merry Christmas!”
The first purpose of Christmas is celebration! We learn this from the angel’s opening statement to the shepherds of Bethlehem. God had wonderful news for us that would cause us all to rejoice, celebrate, and throw a party: “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10 (NIV)
Today, Christmas is a time of year where families come together to celebrate and exchange gifts. But the true reason for Christmas is much different. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the savior of the world.
It all started 2,000 years ago when an engaged couple was in a tough situation. The woman, Mary, had just found out she was pregnant. Her fiancé, Joseph, was shocked and embarrassed, because they had never been together, and was planning to separate quietly from Mary to save her reputation. (Matthew 1:19)
That’s when God stepped in. He sent an angel to Joseph with a message. God had given Mary a baby all by Himself! (Matthew 1:20) She was carrying the Son of God, who was to be named Emmanuel (which means ‘God with us’). After Mary and Joseph traveled to their hometown of Bethlehem and couldn’t find a place to stay, Jesus was born in humble circumstances — in a manger surrounded by animals (Luke 2:4-7). From there, He grew up with a mission.