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The Real Reason for Christmas

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Time off work, a year-end bonus, receiving gifts on your wish list… none of those things are bad in themselves. But you can get all of those things without Christmas. So, they can’t be the ultimate reason you need Christmas, right?M The promise of this offspring is fulfilled in Jesus. Are you a sinner? Then you need Christmas. This quick exploration into Genesis 3reveals the real reason we need Christmas.

This holiday of holidays doesn’t exist because we need vacations, presents, and extra church services. Christmas exists because we have sinned. If Genesis chapter 3 didn’t happen we wouldn’t need Christmas. If we had a pure, true relationship with God, we wouldn’t need Christmas. If mankind had trusted God to determine what is good and evil, we wouldn’t need Christmas. But because Genesis 3 did happen, and because rebellion against God happens in our hearts every day, we need Christmas desperately. Matthew, in his account of Christ’s birth, wrote, “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). We needed God to intervene in our lives, and that is exactly what God the Father did by sending God the Son to be born of a virgin by the power of God the Holy Spirit. This is what Christmas is all about. Why This Changes the Way We Celebrate Christmas Coming back to the purpose of Christmas makes celebrating the holiday a reminder of why Jesus came, not only that he came. This should change the way we celebrate Christmas. We celebrate being rescued from certain condemnation. We are amazed that God would extend his grace to rebels like us. We are again by mystified at Jesus, Immanuel, God with us. Focusing primarily on the stuff that comes along with Christmas—lights, songs, shopping, etc.—completely misses the point. Those things can be great when viewed in their proper, secondary place, but when they become our focus, they inappropriately determine our view of the Christmas season, whether that be positive or negative. Let’s be intentional in remembering why it is we need Christmas in the first place. Then we’ll be truly merry over the fact that Jesus came to save us from our sins.

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    • Katherine

      Is that “so called” picture “supposed” to be of Christ?!!!

      Are you out of your mind?

      You are a disgrace.

      No one, BTW, should be celebrating anything at anytime while there is a full blown savage Israeli “gov’t”/”IGF/US funded Genociding against the families in Gaza. This display of torture has been going on 24/07 now for 3 and 1/2 months right before the world and *your* blind eyes.

      This man-made XMA$ by the way, is 100% pagan.

      Jeremiah 10:1-11 if you need proof.

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