At Christmas time we find ourselves getting all wrapped up with the business of the holiday rather than the true meaning of what Christmas is all about. Many people will be content to go through the motions. They will endure the busy activity of the season without ever experiencing the miracle of Christmas. They will go through all the decorating and buying presents and preparing elaborate meals, but somehow forget the reason for the season.
This Christmas season spend some moments reflecting on the significance of Christ’s birth. The coming of Christ into the world was not a matter of chance or coincidence. His coming was part of God’s divine plan established before the foundation of the world. This Christmas I pray that we can focus on the greatest gift of all, the gift that God sent to us, and if you need a miracle in your life, Christ is the greatest miracle you will ever receive. Just when we need Him most, He is there. God knows exactly what you are going through. He knows exactly what you need. At just the right time He will come to you and provide what you need for the moment. His timing is always perfect.
Christmas time has become a time of worry, fret, and hassle but God’s gift to you is one of salvation and peace. Jesus said in John 14:27 “peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The peace found in the world depends upon your circumstances; it depends upon the people you know and how much money you have. All of that is temporary but the gift of peace that God gives is eternal and found only in a relationship with Him.
To the Christian, Christmas means that their Lord and Savior came to this earth to establish God’s kingdom here on earth and His peace and power to overcome the world was bestowed upon them. Christians celebrate God’s gift by sharing the good news with everyone they meet. Yes they buy gifts for others and even put up a Christmas tree, but they carry within their hearts the love of God for all people all over the world.
What does Christmas mean to you?