Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Reason For The Christmas Season

This year, I want the family to really focus on why we are celebrating the gifts under tree. Think about what is going on around us right now.  People are decorating Christmas trees along with the inside and outside of their homes, businesses are putting up lights, Christmas music is playing on the radio in every store you walk into and people are buying lots and lots of presents. Why?  Why did the magi bring gifts to a little baby in a manger over 2000 years ago? Why are we emulating this and celebrating Christmas day every year?

Please understand that this post is not to pass judgement on any other holiday that is celebrated.  I'm not writing to upset those that believe differently.  I'm not writing about all "holiday's" so that everyone is included and everyone feels warm and fuzzy. I'm writing today about Christmas, it's meaning and why we have the Christmas season.

Let's be clear about one thing. Without Jesus, there is no Christmas.  Without Jesus, this whole season of celebration and wonder would not exist.  You can't take "Christ" out of Christmas.  It doesn't work.  I'm not going to brush the reality and meaning under the table of why we put so much effort into the season anymore.  We celebrate "Oh come all ye faithful, Joy to the world, Away in a manager, Hark the herald angels sing and Silent night, holy night.....for one reason and one reason only.

We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for who He is.  Just as He identified Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14 as "I AM WHO I AM" and he identified Himself to the Jews in John 8:58 again as "I AM"......   Jesus is God. He came down to earth as the son of God so all can know him.  Why is it important that you know who Jesus is?  Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the light.  No one comes to the father except through me.  John 14:6.

Simply said....Jesus is the reason that we celebrate the Christmas season.

I hope this Christmas season, people will stop and spend time understanding the true meaning behind Christmas and why it is celebrated in mass, all over the world.  All over the world.

Think about that.