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The True Meaning of Christmas

Updated: Mar 29


“…And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them…” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19


For many, Christmas is the time of year when colorful lights and decorations go up, people plan parties, and shoppers go crazy, looking for bargains.


Christmas means something different to everyone. To some people, it is a time of sadness, loneliness, and despair. For others, it is a time of celebration and rejoicing.


Let’s look into the deeper meaning of Christmas. It is a celebration of the birth of a Savior, Jesus Christ who would bring much-needed hope to this world. He was a gift from God for all mankind.


2,000 years ago, this special child was born in the small town of Bethlehem to a young couple named Joseph and Mary. Although she was a virgin, God chose her to carry His son, the Messiah. 


When Mary and Joseph reached Bethlehem, they sought a place to stay, but nothing was available. An innkeeper directed them to the right place for Him to be born.

 

After Jesus was born, some gathered and brought Him gifts. Today, gift exchange is a common practice. It symbolizes the spirit of giving and generosity. Just as God gave us His beloved son to redeem us and be our example of how to live, give, and be prepared to die.

 

So why was that baby boy Jesus so special? Because He would live among us as an example of how we should live with one another. His desire when He fulfilled His purpose in coming was to bring us back to God.  One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is:


2 Corinthians 5:18-19

18 “…And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them…”


My prayer is that you and I will allow Christ the Messiah to become the reason for all we think, say, and do.  May each of you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas.

DO YOU WANT JESUS CHRIST TO BE

YOUR SAVIOR AND LORD?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever 

believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV


Here is a simple prayer to  earnestly pray from your heart if you have not yet given your life to Jesus Christ and want to invite Him into yours:


I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He died for my sins and that You, God raised Him to life. I repent of my sins and ask forgiveness. I choose now to turn from my sins and every part of my life that does not please You. I give myself to You. I want to trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. Come reign in my heart, fill me with Your love and Your life, and help me to become a person who is truly loving—a person like You. Live in me and love through me. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You, God. In Jesus name. Amen.


If you have prayed this prayer in earnest, you can also know that the angels in heaven are rejoicing because of your commitment to follow Christ. May God Bless You.


“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is

the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9















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