Should we celebrate Christmas?

I recently had a great conversation with a friend who was from a different denomination than I and she noted that they didn’t celebrate Christmas.

After further discussion, I understood why they felt that way but I didn’t necessarily agree wholeheartedly.

I agreed that Jesus was not born on 25 December, the day a majority of the Western world celebrates Christmas but I disagreed that his birth should not be celebrated.

Clearly, the bible does show that HIS birth was celebrated and rejoiced over (Luke 2:8-20) and gifts were given (Matthew 2:1-12).

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The question though is how do you celebrate Christmas?

 

Is your focus on the gifts or THE Gift.

Is it on rushing to buy presents, planning the parties or the usual crazy?

Today, we celebrate the day by being busy, spending money we may not have and in many cases never singing, rejoicing and praising God for THE Gift of HIS Son.

That is what Christmas should be. It should be about rejoicing and giving our Father all the praise. It should be about displaying the love of Jesus Christ with our fellow humans by giving to the poor, oppressed and orphans. 

Food for thought: There is no problem with giving gifts and eating with family, the real issue is where in our priorities does that live with Jesus coming first. If Christ is not first in your motivations and actions for Christmas then it really isn’t CHRISTmas at all.

Prayer: Holy Father, forgive us. Forgive us for not putting you first and attending to our own selfish needs and desires to please others. Your words tell us to seek you first above all things and you shall grant us the desires of our heart. Renew our hearts and minds Lord that we will be more Christ focus and not self-focused. In Jesus name. Amen

May God’s mercy, grace and peace be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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