What is the true meaning of Christmas?
For those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas is a time to focus on His birth. But even we can get caught up in the swirl of activity around Christmastime and can miss it in a practical sense. Satan has so cluttered the Christian concept of Christmas with such needless paraphernalia that its true meaning is easily lost.
Why is Christmas so stressful?
Families, and even friends, can be a source of stress at Christmas. Not that they mean to be, it’s just that, given enough time, other people are just stressful to be around, if you can’t get away.
What is the central truth of the Christmas Story?
The central truth of the Christmas story is this: the Child of Christmas is God. Christmas is not about the Savior’s infancy; it is about His deity. The humble birth of Jesus Christ was never intended to conceal the reality that God was being born into the world.
Why do we miss Christmas?
In spite of all the media promotion of Christmas, the majority of people will miss it because it has become so obscured. For those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas is a time to focus on His birth.
John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.
Does Christmas have any legitimate meaning?
And consequently for the greater part of humanity, Christmas has no legitimate meaning at all. I don’t suppose anyone can ever fathom what it means for God to be born in a manger. How does one explain the Almighty stooping to become a tiny infant? Our minds cannot begin to understand what was involved in God’s becoming man.
Do you forget the reason we celebrate Christmas?
It’s a joyous time of celebration. However, sometimes we get lost in the season and forget the reason we celebrate it, to begin with. Among the hustle and bustle, our focus is lost and priorities are misaligned.