Yes, it’s trite and you’ve heard it many times. Yes, I’m sure you know “the reason.” However, before you stop reading this article; please stay with me for just a few minutes.
I’m sure most of you would say that this is a busy, hectic time of the year. Shopping for Christmas presents, children’s plays, decorating, baking, and attending or holding parties takes up so much of our time during the month of December. We can easily feel stressed and exhausted. Because of all that needs to be done in preparation for Christmas, it’s easy to miss our time with the Lord—it’s easy to miss what is most important. Are you still making time for Jesus? Making time for prayer and devotions can be difficult, and we often miss time spent with Him. I encourage everyone to make it a priority to glorify Jesus right in the middle of whatever you’re doing. Make sure to ask Him to come into your busy life so that you may spend time in His presence.
If we study the scriptures, however, there is only one real reason why Christmas is such a special time. That one reason is, of course, JESUS!
“For unto us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Christmas should remind us of the love that God has for the world. Even though we’re all sinners, and we sometimes turn away from Him, God still loves us and is merciful.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Christmas should really be about the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. So, as we look forward to celebrating this miraculous birth, let us be reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season.
May you and your family be blessed and be at peace during this Christmas season and always.