What do you think of when you think of Christmas? Do you think of all the glitz, glamor, bright lights, a tree, and presents? Or do you remember it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus? Do you celebrate His birth on Christmas Day?
Christmas has become very commercialized. We all know it. We all see it. We may be caught up in all of it. But it is far more than just bright lights and giving presents to loved ones. It is far more than a family dinner and watching football.
Christmas Day is the day set aside for the world to remember the most wonderful birth of all time. Despite whether it is the actual day Christ was born or not, it is a day to celebrate His birth. In other words, it is not about us but about Him.
We hear the phrase, “You can’t have Christmas without Christ.” But how many people live just the opposite? Far too often, we make Christmas about us rather than Jesus. After all, how often do we have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas on Sunday and how empty will our churches be?
God sent His Son to be our amazing Savior. He was born to a poor couple in a lowly stable. God went to an extent most of us would not even think about to save us. Should we not celebrate with Him and make Him the object of our celebration and worship?
I pray we all celebrate the birth of Jesus. I pray we put Him first on this Christmas Day. I pray each one of us will take time to give thanks to God for the amazing birth of His Son. Celebrate Jesus’ birth. Remember His birth this day. Put Him first today. Remind others of His birth.
Luke 2:6-7 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.