I love Christmas time. In fact, for me, Christmas would have to be the highlight of my year. I love the anticipation leading up to Christmas. I love spending time with loved ones. I love catching up with people I haven’t seen or spoken to all year. I love the carols and get togethers. I love the food and festivities. I love the spirit of generosity you see among people. I love that on Christmas day shops are closed. I love the break in normal routine. I love that the world seems to pause for a short while. I love the warm Aussie summer days. I love the late night conversations and early morning surprises. I love the joy. I love the excitement. I love the fact that Christmas its all about Christ … Jesus Christ!
People celebrate Christmas for all sorts or reasons and you may love Christmas for all sorts of reasons, but if your Christmas celebrations ignore Jesus, you have missed the whole point of Christmas. Jesus is the point in why we have and celebrate Christmas. Think about it, God loved the world so much that he gave his only son Jesus, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Think about that for a minute… seriously, stop reading for 60 seconds and ponder God’s gift to you and all mankind.
Now … isn’t He worth celebrating this Christmas? This Christmas be sure to point people to the best gift of all. The only gift that brings life and hope — Jesus Christ. Invite Jesus into your meal times by thanking him. Include him in your greeting cards. Talk about him when you’re gathered with loved ones. Read about him as a family or when friends are over. Come together with other believers and invite your friends to celebrate him at Carols or a Christmas church service. Be sure to celebrate the Christ in Christmas, after all He’s the whole point of Christmas.
A note for those who want to receive God’s gift to you.
Jesus came to earth, lived as a man and died on the cross to pay the price for your sin. God raised him from the grave. Jesus is alive today and you can know him personally.
Today God is inviting you to turn from living life your own way. God invites you to trust in Jesus as your saviour and live for him as your master.
You can accept God’s invitation by acknowledging Jesus as your saviour and master. Ask God in your own way to forgive you of your sins and to lead you in life from this moment on.
If you have spoken to God be sure to let us know so we can encourage you and help you in your relationship with Him.