What do we think about most at Christmas time?
Putting up the decorations and the tree, listening to Christmas music, buying presents, making our favorite cookies and food?
I am sure our thoughts are taken up with these fun and sometimes burdensome things. Most of us enjoy the season as it holds fond memories for us which have been ingrained in our upbringing.
But with all the festivities we need to take a step back and ask ourselves, what are we truly celebrating? Why do we have Christmas anyway? The hustle and bustle of the holiday season often pushes away the true meaning of Christmas.
Myself, I like to set aside time for reflecting on the mighty love of God that sent His son to this earth to show us our true sonship with the Christ. Jesus’ ministry consisted of teaching, preaching and healing.
He was showing us that God’s plan for us is dominion and freedom from the material scenes of strife, cruelty and sickness.
Jesus said, “Of mine own self I can do nothing, as I hear so I speak.” In other words, he was delivering God’s message to us and was constantly listening for direction.
Jesus came to teach his disciples God’s good news of health, happiness and holiness for all, and it was not only shown in his time, but is available for us today.
This is something to truly celebrate and give thanks for God’s gracious gift to us that came through Christ Jesus!