Christ is Christmas
Each year little by little Jesus Christ is being removed from Christmas. There is Santa Claus, the snowman, and crystalline angels galore.
But, where is Jesus Christ?
Society has made Christ controversial because they don’t know him. It’s rather comical, when you think about it, that so many people deny Jesus Christ’s existence, but still celebrate a holiday bearing his name!
How foolish man can be, when they deny God’s divinity!
As saints of the most high God, we dare not forget who we serve, and who we celebrate during this season; Jesus Christ! The Son of the living God!
Jesus must be honored for who he is and for what he has done for mankind. His miraculous birth signified an extraordinary occurrence; God became man in the flesh, in the form of his son.
Jesus was fully God and fully man…what a wonder he is!
He took on the flesh of a man, not only to fulfill the prophecies and his father’s will, but also so that he might know what we face as human beings. He looked beyond himself and saw our need.
Often times, we fail to realize the supreme excellence of our Savior. And, the empathetic nature he exudes.
How much he loves us, how much he cares for us, and how humble he is that he would take off his eternity to put on mortality.
Jesus is not to be found in the yearly celebration of mass consumerism and greed that so many people perpetuate. Black Friday sales and the giving of gifts wear the mask of Christmas, when they are not; sadly, they instead of Jesus Christ have come to represent Christmas.
How can we erase Christ from Christmas? His birth, death, and resurrection were the ultimate gift to humanity. There is no iPad, smartphone, luxury liner cruise, car, boat, or house that could ever compare to the immeasurable gift that Jesus Christ gave to us!
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6 (King James Version).
Jesus Christ came that we might have life more abundantly (John 10:10, New King James Version). We should not dishonor and disrespect his precious gift by preoccupying ourselves with feeding our fleshly desires to give and get gifts that in the end mean nothing at all.
How would you feel if you had a birthday party and everyone came, not to see you, but to only partake in the eating of the birthday cake; I would dare to say that you would be extremely upset and possibly visibly and audibly angry, so, how do you think our Savior feels? When we spend more time concerning ourselves with frivolities when we should be honoring and worshipping him.
Ultimately, it is our duty to give God the honor and the glory due unto his name (Psalm 29:2, King James Version) and not to put our own vain desires before reverencing him.
Because we must always acknowledge, despite what the world thinks or does that Jesus Christ is Christmas.