Christmas time is special for many reasons. The lovely decorations we see all around us, the delicious foods we enjoy only this time of year, gathering together with family and friends, and of course all the Christmas festivities. These are the things we look forward to each year, but they aren’t the real meaning of Christmas. Why do we celebrate this holiday? What makes it so important? Everything we love about Christmas pales in comparison to its real meaning. Christmas is about Jesus. It’s about His birth and what that means for you.
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
– Isaiah 9:6-7
Jesus humbled Himself and came to earth. Why did He do this? The answer is simple, for you. Christmas means that a Savior was born, one that could (and has) defeated sin and death. Jesus bore our sin on the cross, He died and rose again, making a way for us to regain fellowship with God. He gave us the opportunity to accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Because of Jesus, we too can have victory over sin and death. Christmas wouldn’t be worth celebrating without Jesus because the real meaning of Christmas is Jesus.
The truth is, we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus is that Savior. If you know Him you rejoice at the real meaning of Christmas. If you don’t know Him, here is how you can.
“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
– Romans 10:9-10
This Christmas may we remember its real meaning.