Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas means many things to many people. Your meaning of Christmas may change as you grow older. Your view of Christmas may change as you grow or shrink spiritually. Things may happen to you that change your meaning of Christmas.
As a young kid Christmas to me was a time to ask for a ton of stuff and maybe get it. It was a time when you would make a list and maybe Santa would see it. As I got older I started to realize more about the meaning. I remember when my Mom would set up the nativity I would hide the baby Jesus. They would ask why I would hide Him and I would say “He isn’t here yet.” I think the last time I hid Him I forgot where I put Him. Oops!
But now Christmas means so much more. That is why I wrote about what I did a few posts ago. To me it is not about getting. It is not about lists or who can out Christmas present someone. If I never got another Christmas present it would not matter. I am grateful that they are given to me but I do not need them. What I do need is what Christmas means to me.
Christmas is a time to show love. It is a time to be with family. It is a time to spend with people who you don’t always get to see. It is a time to mend relationships. It is a time to show love to people who you don’t even know.
The One who is all about love is the One who we celebrate this day. The holiday is named Christmas and Jesus Christ is LOVE! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)
The perfect gift.
A gift of love.
A gift of joy.
A gift of peace.
A gift of hope.
From His miraculous birth, throughout His miraculous life, to His violent death and glorious resurrection, Jesus gives us hope. He is a gift for us all so that if we choose to believe, will have eternal life.
That is what Christmas means to me. God’s love for the world. Please celebrate that this Christmas.
Please celebrate that everyday.
Joy to the world, the Lord has come!