This time of year is glorious for all of mankind. Mostly because of the tradition of the tree, gift giving, getting together with family, Santa Claus, etc; however, that’s not the reason why the Christmas Holiday exists at all.
The first 6 letters of Christmas is Christ, which should give some indication that it’s all about Jesus Christ. It’s all about him. When we have our lovely winter vacay from school or work, it’s because of Christ, no other reason because December 25 is just another day.
Ok, so some seem to think that Jesus wasn’t actually born December 25 and outright refuse to celebrate Christmas for that reason alone. I don’t know I was not there over 2000 years to say otherwise. December 25 is just the observant day that the world celebrates his birthday. It’s not that serious to be honest, but some will press that point to the extreme.
So, what is the point of Christmas and what is the reason?
Bout time you ask. Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. God the Son, 2nd member of the Godhead came to earth and took on human flesh to become sin for mankind. (John 1:14) When Jesus came to earth, he was acting on the orders of God the Father. Remember that God gave his only begotten son. (John 3:16) Begotten means in the Greek “monogenes”, which translated means one and only. Jesus was unique because he was 100% God and 100% man and he was the only one to ever been born that was without sin. (2 Cor 5:21) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:18, Luke 1:35) and his birth fulfilled the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
His birth also fulfilled other OT scriptures regarding the coming Messiah, but Genesis 3:15 was the first of the many in the OT. The promise of our Lord and Savior that will eventually pay our ransom in full on the Cross and will conquered death, hell, and the grave and more importantly, sin; thus reconciling mankind back to God the Father. (Romans 5:10)
These events have already occurred. It’s our right as the believers of Christ and his body to continue to honor what he did for us and to continue to spread his gospel throughout all nations, so they can recognize and appreciate what God did for them, as well.
I leave this post with a beautiful story that was written in the gospel according to Luke 1:26-35
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
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