True Meaning Of Christmas
The true meaning of Christmas began more than two thousand years ago when the Lord of all Creation, the God of all that exists, asked His only Son to lay down His crown and come to planet Earth. Through the miracle of incarnation, He would be born of a virgin in small town called Bethlehem, His birthing place a stable, His bed, a manger. His name would be called Jesus. He would be a stranger in the world that He created, an alien among those whom He made in His own image and likeness. His mission, to reconcile a lost and dying world back to His Father God, to redeem any and all who would hear His voice and rise to the high calling of becoming the Sons of God.
Every twenty fifth of December, we celebrate the birth of the Son of God into our world. Yet there are so many that do not fully understand the significance of this greatest of all events in Earth’s history. For so many, the day has become associated with festive decorum, the buying, selling and giving of presents, the decorating of Christmas trees, and the visiting of relatives we get to see once a year whether we want to or not. For some, the holiday season is one of sadness, loneliness and depression, also due to not understanding or not believing that “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself“…and that, “God sent His son into the world, that the world through Him might be saved.” (2 Corinthians 5:19 & John 3:17)
Jesus revealed to the world the character and nature of God the Father. A love so great, that when the only way the world could be saved was for Him to give his only Son to pay for the sins of man, He did not hesitate. The true meaning of Christmas is understanding that the great love that God has for us could leave no stone unturned to save us. Consider, that if Jesus knew that only one person who has ever lived would accept His sacrifice, He would still have come to Earth and endured all that the cross held in store for Him, even if it meant that only that one person would be saved from eternal death.
True Meaning Of Christmas – A Season For Giving
This Christmas season, let us try to share the love of God with others. A kind deed, a need fulfilled, a helping hand, even a sacrifice or two if necessary. Let us endeavor to emulate the selfless love that Christ had for us, a love so unfathomable, that when He saw the plight of man, in spite of all He knew He would suffer at the hands of sinful men, He turned to His Father and said, “Yes Father, I will go.”