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Biblical Wisdom In Plain English

Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

As we enter the month of December, what a special time to reflect on all the wonderful things God has done throughout this year. You may have had some disappointments, but they didn’t take you out because you made it to the 12th round, December. It has been said by some, and I quote: “Christmas gives us the time to pause and reflect on the important things around us. At Christmas all roads lead home. One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.”

So, even though Christmas is a lot of work on our part, and it can be a stressful time, i.e. buying presents, shopping, cooking, making lists, or even traveling, it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. It seems people as a whole are kinder and warmer towards each other. It’s one of the few holidays that everyone gets into the spirit of greeting one another, whether you know the person or not.

During the Christmas season, you often hear people saying: Merry Christmas, just as a kind jester or greeting while grocery shopping, mall shopping, or just passing by someone, etc. The Christmas season is special also because you don’t hear people greeting one another on Christmas like other holidays i.e.: “Merry 4th of July, Merry Memorial Day, Merry Labor Day, Merry Thanksgiving, etc. Also, children tend to be the most happiest during the Christmas season as they look forward to Christmas Day.

But of course, we have a lot of adults with child-like hearts that are in great expectation for gifts on Christmas Day too! But how can we speak of the joys of Christmas and not speak of the One who gave us Christmas. It’s like going to a Birthday celebration and not acknowledging the person whom the party is for. Christmas is a celebration to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. “The name Christmas comes from the mass of Christ (or Jesus).” We call Jesus, Savior because that’s just who He is, and what He did. He saved all mankind that was doomed to eternal damnation.

The first Adam brought death and sin into the world through disobedience to God, which caused all humanity to fall from the grace of God into the judgment of God. Because of this sin of disobedience, a sacrifice was required that no one was able to pay. There was no one worthy to redeem mankind from this eternal death sentence. But Jesus being the Son of God (also known as the 2nd Adam), offered Himself as a living sacrifice. He came down from heaven to earth and took on an earthly body, paid the price for our sins by giving His life.

That’s why it is recorded in St John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave ‘his only* begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” But this also showed us what a loving and caring Savior Jesus is! Although, He made the great sacrifice for us, as He wore a crown of thorns on His head; was pierced in His side and pierced in His feet; hung on a shameful cross; and when all the glory and honor belonged to Him, He yet allows us to celebrate in joyous festivities and the giving of gifts to each other.

Who else has a birthday and allows the attendees to receive the presents and the honoree does not require anything to be given to Him? So, everyone, let’s enjoy this Christmas season, as we give honor and thanks for the birth of Jesus most of all; and not just receiving gifts but also giving back to others in your own special way. So, to get you inspired, why not start by giving at least 5 reasons, why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to you!

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