As we all know, the Christmas season is here.
Parties; family get-togethers; shopping and wrapping gifts; busy stores; cooking and baking; cleaning; eating; Christmas shows, movies, and specials on TV; decorating the house; special events going on at church; Christmas music playing everywhere; caroling; traveling; giving and helping needy families.
As you have noticed, a lot is going on this time of year.
It made me realize something.
Why am I celebrating a holiday that is stressful and chaotic?
To me, I do it to honor the birth of Jesus.
He is the one that God sent from Heaven to live a sinless life to die on the cross and rise on the third day, so that I can have eternal life with God.
Jesus paid for my sins (that I could not do on my own).
I celebrate Christmas to appreciate what Jesus has done in my life and thank God for his birth.
It’s not about presents, get-togethers, and decorations.
This time is meant to honor what God and Jesus did for me.
I didn’t deserve to have eternal life with God.
But God, thought me worthy of it through his son Jesus.
I have to remember that throughout the season or I won’t be appreciative of this holiday.
Please let me know what you think about Christmas.
Thank You and God Bless You,