The Christmas season is upon us and I love it for many reasons. One is that Christmas is the only time many people ever think about Jesus Christ. Shame on Christians who try to shut down Christmas because they claim it to be a pagan practice.
December 25th is the day that people around the world have chosen as a day to commemorate the birth of the Savior. Was Jesus born on December 25th, I doubt it.
Are we celebrating a pagan holiday when we put up a tree and sing Christmas carols? Absolutely not. We are celebrating exactly what we say we are celebrating.
The lyrics of the great Christmas carols are magnificent declarations of the gospel message. Only the Scriptures themselves place higher on my list.
All my life, the “Christ”-mas tree has been a symbol of hope that the Son of God brought to the world through the cross. I say shame on the Christians who want to shut down the Christmas season. They say every day should be the celebration of Jesus and in a way they are correct. But, those who only get the message on Christmas and Easter are important to God too.
What we should be doing is making every Christmas (and Easter) a bang up, magnificent celebration of the birth of the Son of God! Those two days should be the biggest and rowdiest parties in America with the name of Jesus Christ and salvation the biggest message of the year.
Don’t like the commercialism of Christmas? Oh well, it is here to stay. Perhaps we should be “out doing it” with our celebration of the true meaning of the holiday?
Lets blast the message of salvation all around the world on Christmas and Easter and lets do it with all the festivity it deserves. I can’t think of a better reason to throw a party.
“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day, in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.”