If you celebrate Christmas, by this time you already have your decorations up, Christmas cards sent, and gifts wrapped under the tree.
But, have you stopped to think about why you’re celebrating? Or, better yet, why it’s called Christmas?
I’ll be honest, sometimes I get so caught up in the gifts and yummy treats that I forget what (or who) I’m celebrating; Jesus.
Whether you really acknowledge the reason for the season or not, this holiday wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for a little boy sent from God to be born in a manger and grow to die for our sins.
To be 100% real, it’s a materialistic world and we can be/are materialistic people. Christmas is a great time to reflect not on things, but people, memories, and simple things we’re blessed with that many others aren’t.
I love to give gifts, and I’ll admit receiving them is great too. But, will we have that gift 20, 30, 50 years from now? More than likely not. But, what we will have is the love of Christ.
Love endures everything and has no expiration date; especially God’s love for us. So whether you celebrate Christmas or not. Take a minute to reflect and give thanks not for things that can be bought, but for the priceless treasures that are all around you.
From my family to yours, no matter where you live or what you believe, Merry Christmas.
“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.” – Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
What is one way you remember the reason for the season?
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