We all hear ” It’s the reason for the season” at least once a year. Its true, don’t get me wrong, but don’t you ever feel that its over used in a way to make the real meaning disappear. Now, we just say it to say it; it takes away the love for the quote. Well, I am here to restate the quote. It’s very important to remember and celebrate the wonderful birth of Jesus, but we should celebrate it year round, not just one season a year. This and Easter are a time of remembrance and celebrating for what Jesus and the Lord did for us, humans, to save us. That incredible! So, why are we not living our everyday life celebrating this? Instead, we are just celebrating during one short period of time.
(To be practical, Jesus’ wasn’t really born in December; we aren’t even sure when he was born. For some reason we just celebrate his birth in December.) This post doesn’t mean I am against Christmas and being festive and celebrating Jesus, it just means that I think that we all should celebrate Christ everyday, not just one. So, as we sit and drink our eggnog, eat gingerbread, and listen to the story of Jesus, listen. pay attention to the details that are in the story. Think over and pray about what Jesus, and God, really did for us. That is the reason to celebrate! Jesus came down a baby, lived like a human, and was mortal. He was punished, beaten, bullied, and he was innocent the entire time. No such sin had ever been committed with him. Yet, he still came down as a human baby.
Bottom Line is, instead of just celebrating in December, we should celebrate January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. (I just sang the Months of a year song in my head while reading this.) He is important enough to talk to, learn about, and celebrate/praise every day.
My challenge for all of my readers is to celebrate Jesus coming to save us everyday. Not because of the season, but because of the REASON.
“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
(BTW, Merry Christmas!)