Christmas comes around ever year! On December 25th we celebrate Christmas. But why?
Why do we celebrate Christmas? The world over celebrates Christmas for the most part. Many people’s from around the world exchange gifts. Husbands give gifts to their spouses, Parents give gifts to their children. Families and friends give gifts to each other. Some give gifts to people they do not even know. Why do we celebrate Christmas and why is it called Christmas?
We celebrate Christmas because it is the day in which we remember and honor the birth of our Lord, Jesus the Christ. It is called Christmas because, it is the day we celebrate Christ in mass around the world. It is the day that the word became flesh. That God manifested in the world as a man. Everything changed that day.
It is true that we do not know for certain that December 25th is the day Christ was born. The does does not matter. What matters is that Christ was born and saved you and me. Just like a gift on Christmas, his salvation is a gift and you just have to receive his gift of eternal life by placing your trust, your faith in his finished work on the cross. There is no need to wait till Christmas to receive his gift, you can receive it today!
Simply say, Lord Jesus, I love you and trust that you have paid the price for my sins. That you died and rose again for me and paid the cost that sin requires at my behalf. I receive it, I believe it, it is finished. Lord, you are my savior. I have salvation through you and you alone. For one man sinned and all fell, through one man, all have been saved that choose you. I choose you. Thank you Lord for saving me. In you name Jesus, I receive and I pray. Amen and Amen.
This Christmas remember why it is that we give. Remember that Christ gave all when he laid down his life on the cross. We celebrate Christmas to remember his birth into this fallen world and that he came as one of us so that we can have eternal life.
Hebrews 2:14-17 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This Christmas season remember why we give and give back to others the free gift of eternal life. Tell someone about Christ, why he was born, why he died, and how he rose from the grave to conquer hell, death, and the grave. Give a little gift as well. A hot plate of food, a listening ear, or even a present that comes from the heart.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him.
The King of Kings presented his gift on this day. This gift is the birth of God in the flesh. This gift is the gift of eternal life. This gift is the gift of royalty. Come receive this gift today!