It’s not the gifts that we give. It’s not the spirit of giving. It’s not big ole’ [fat] Santa. It’s not the gift of kindness. It’s not the pretty decorations. It’s not the fun music. It’s Christ. He’s Christmas. He’s the reason we celebrate.
There are a lot of things that are preventing us from remembering His birth. Things like this include the events, the parties, the songs, the gifts, the food, and even the media! *coughstarwarscough*
Even if it just takes a few minutes, take some time to remember the real reason of Christmas. Remember the true gift, Jesus Christ, who came in human flesh to not only live but to die in our place. The Father sent his only son to earth so that he would die to take the sin of the world for us, just as was foretold with the story of Abraham and Isaac as well as the many prophets.
To remind you of the immense significance of Christ’s incarnation, I’ve written a short poem. I am really bad a poetry (I’m trying to get better!) but I hope it captures the Holy night so many years ago.
C H R I S T I S C H R I S T M A S
The meaning of Christmas has long been lost, I said to myself as I stared at the frost.
What is the true meaning, I ask myself? Is it gifts and giving and Santa’s elf?
I shake my head and as I do, I remind my self of a story I once knew.
It happened in time past, near the City of David, up in the sky so vast.
A star, not like one you’ve seen before, a sign of the light to the nations, shining brightly that night.
The Angels proclaimed the birth of the King, oh hear now how they doth sing.
Their praise could be heard to the shepherds that night, who were quiet frightened, I’d say, alright.
His name was to be called Emmanuel, the little baby crowned King of Kings.
To save his people from their sin, and as a result they would live with him.
Now, this is the true story of Christmas old, better than any one that’s been told.
So remember this story of days gone by, that He is the reason we celebrate.
This Christmas, celebrate Christ.
What is your favorite way to celebrate the Savior’s Birth?
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2
I know, I know, I keep changing up my design! Please bear with me. I’m a very indecisive person!