When I was younger I always had mixed feelings about Christmas, I eagerly looked forward to it and yet every year I found myself needing to retreat alone, being taken over by sadness. Today I see why. Christmas was celebrated with such indulgence, covered in commercial varnish.
This will be my first Xmas at home in several years and I admit that I was nervous about it. But I see the change in people. People choosing less over more. How blessed we are to be able to make such a choice.
Yes, Christmas is a pagan holiday. The actual birth of Jesus is a mystery and there must be a divine reason for that. Whether its roots are pagan are not, Christmas is a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus.
How majestic it all is.
How He came down to earth, to redeem us, a lost race.
How He became man and remained God.
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23
Immanuel – God is with us.
Jesus Christ is God with you.
He’s not pushing you, He’s not pulling you.
He’s with you.
Through your salvation, through your struggles.
Christmas should be in our hearts every day.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.