During the holiday season, it is very easy to get caught up with the commercialism and idea of Christmas sold to us by the media. They will tell you to spend on those you love, suggest what to buy, and the next thing you know, you have gone into debt just to buy gifts. But is that really what Christmas is all about? That question made me feel like Charlie Brown, and if you are familiar with Charlie Brown, you might have an idea of where I am going with this post. In this post, I will focus on Christ, Christmas’s true meaning.
Who is Christ?
Well, Christ is God incarnate. He is part of the holy trinity, came down to live a holy life that we couldn’t live, and died the death he did not deserve so that we can be counted as blameless before the father.
Why is this important?
The Bible says that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9). This means that what Jesus did, if we believe will lead God to look at us and see His Son’s, completed work on the cross, and not our sins. This is why we celebrate Christ’s coming. He came to save us from our sins and complete God’s promise. This is important because if this had not happened, had Christ not paid for our sins, we would constantly be making sacrifices, as done in the Old Testament, but Jesus came and eliminated that requirement.
The fact that Jesus came is a cause for celebration for us as Christians. This is why on December 25th, we celebrate. The birth of Christ means a promise fulfilled, an answer to our sin dilemma, salvation, and assurance for those who believe. This is what Christmas means to me, a reminder that God so loved the world that he gave up His only son to die for my sins. (John 3:16)
I hope this is also what you and your family reflect on this day. Not the material gifts or decorations, but the one gift is given to us when Christ came.
And with that, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
SDG – “Soli Deo Gloria”