What is Christmas to you?
Is it a holiday in which a man in a red suit delivers presents to boys and girls?
It is a time of “good feelings” when people do nice things for each other?
It never fails to amaze me how many people celebrate via cultural traditions with scarcely a nod toward the ONLY reason for the holiday.
Christmas is a time of remembering the One who came down from heaven, in human form, to grow up among the people He had created.
He came to be with us, a world composed of people condemned to die because of sin, so that He could pay the ultimate price…be the final sacrifice for sin.
Christmas is a time of receiving…not giving.
We receive God’s gift to the world…Himself.
If you take away the man-made traditions, that’s all that is left…God and His selfless love for us.
I pray that we (me included) never fail to remember what Christmas really is about.
I hope you enjoy the day with loved ones. Merry Christmas!