95% of Americans celebrate Christmas, but many have forgotten what it’s all about. Do you know the true meaning of Christmas?
I love Christmas! I enjoy the red and green decorations, the fun music, the anticipation of gifts, and extra time with family. However, the meaning of Christmas is so easily lost by the commercialization and busyness of the season.
Do you know the meaning of Christmas?
- Christmas is not about Santa!
- Christmas is not about Mary!
- Christmas is not about money!
- Christmas is not about gifts!
- Christmas is not about vacation!
CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST!
It’s the day we celebrate the virgin birth of the Savior.
Luke 2:10–11 “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ”“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
His perfect sacrifice made a way of salvation for you. Learn what it means to believe in Jesus here.
Six Ways to Ensure you Keep Jesus the Reason for the Season.
1. Make sure your family understands the meaning of Christmas.
Talk about it often as you prepare for Christmas. There will be many discussions regarding gifts, food, and family. Remind everyone frequently that Christmas is about the Saviour.
2. Make Jesus a Birthday cake.
This is an excellent idea if you have young children. They will enjoy making the cake with you and singing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. My children still talk of good memories made doing this for Jesus when they were younger.
3. Read Luke 2:1-21 on Christmas morning.
Make this part of your family tradition. Seat your family and read this Bible passage while they listen. It puts the meaning of Christmas before the excitement of opening presents takes over.
4. Remind your family of the Gift of God.
Remind your family that each gift they will open today is symbolic of the gift of eternal life that God offers to all who believe.
5. Pray before opening gifts.
Thank God for your family and all the blessings He gave you this year. Ask Him to bless the day and help your family live for Him.
6. Look for Opportunities to Witness.
Plan to give the Gospel to lost friends and loved ones during the holiday festivities. Pray for them by name. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare their hearts. Pray for divine opportunities. Look for unexpected opportunities to share Christ with new people you meet. If Christmas is about the Saviour, then there is no better time to give the Gospel. It is the perfect icebreaker for spiritual conversation.
Other families may not understand the meaning of Christmas, but don’t let yours be one of them. Never forget the meaning of Christmas!
Thanks for taking the time to read this article. I pray you and your family have a great holiday.