Luke 2:10-11: “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” …
Luke 2:10-11: “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” (NLT).
So many images fill our minds as we think about the Christmas season. Which one first comes to your mind when you think of Christmas? Perhaps it’s a beautifully decorated tree, your neighborhood aglow with lights, or a busy shopping mall with holiday music playing. All these things have become synonymous with the holiday season.
As our eyes and ears are flooded with all the activity of Christmas, sometimes it’s easy to lose track of what it’s all about. While the family traditions, generous giving, and aesthetic beauty of the season are all things to be celebrated, there is something much bigger and more important going on during this time.
The Christmas season is truly all about celebrating the birth of Jesus and everything that immeasurably impactful event in human history has brought to us! Continue celebrating the traditions that you and your family have cherished throughout your lives, but make sure you are also taking this time as one of reflection, spiritual growth, and extra focus on Jesus.
Meditate and pray over what Jesus’ birth means for our lives and faith! Let the knowledge God pours through you because of that stance of prayer help to edify you in the faith.
Also, take this season as one of patient anticipation for the return of Jesus. The Christmas season is not just a remembrance of the past, but a foreshadowing of what’s to come. Just as Jesus came into the world over 2000 years ago, He will return to usher in God’s everlasting Kingdom. Let us keep our eyes focused on Him so we are prepared for that glorious day!
Keep these truths in your heart and mind as you celebrate this Christmas season. Never let all the noise and busyness of this time of year make you forget that Jesus is truly the reason for the season!
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