The Real Meaning of Christmas
There’s much more to Christmas than homemade goodies, holiday shopping, cheerful decorations and wish lists for Santa. The true meaning of Christmas is found in Jesus Christ. It’s a celebration about His birth and what it means for each of us.
Christ’s birth was different because of Who He is. An angel announced His coming by telling His mother Mary, “He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32). Jesus came to earth as God in human flesh and his birth was unlike any other.
Jesus is also special for what He did. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross. He lived a life without sin so His death was a perfect sacrifice—paying for the sins of those who believe in Him.
The Bible says, “Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross” (Philippians 2:6-8).
The gifts we give at Christmas remind us of God’s gift and His love for us so we give gifts to express our love to those dear to us. It’s OK to get excited about family gatherings and gifts, but in the frenzy, don’t lose sight of the real meaning of the holiday. There’s no Christmas without Christ. Knowing Him can bring meaning to every other day of the year.
Want to find out how?
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?