The Christmas season is upon us, and it’s that one time of year when most people are happy, giving, FORgiving, kind, sharing, concerned, and just plain compassionate towards everyone. The atmosphere seems to bring out the best traits in many of us as we sing along with the carols and wrap gifts in pretty paper. What IS it about Christmas?
Christmas is special for one reason: it is the time of year when Christians around the world unanimously celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God kept His promise, and He gave His Son to be born on this day; this Son who would grow up and die on the cross for our sins. It’s special because Jesus is the Son of God, and that because of Him we have been brought back to God, our Heavenly Father.
It’s the one time of year when the hearts of Christians are united towards Jesus, and the presence of God is all around. The devil can’t quench it; the world can’t stop it. The impact of Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus affects a lot of people—even those who don’t know the real meaning!
Christmas is the one time of the year when Christians across the globe worship God in unison. And because there are so many who join hearts for this one purpose, God’s presence is poured out upon people everywhere. It’s no wonder that the hearts of people are tender at Christmas time!
- For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.—Matthew 18:20.
Christmas is the time of year when many souls are touched by the “loving” atmosphere that filters through to everyone and everything. People realize that Jesus is real, and they come into His kingdom because their hearts are open and ready to receive Him. There is no other time in the year when God’s children praise Him so freely and become the good Samaritan towards others so graciously. There is no other time in the year when people of the world feel this attitude and wonder if Jesus just might be real.
Oh, the devil tries to steal the glory by pushing Santa Claus at families and making the children believe that “presents” are the most important part of the day. And parents are busy parading the multitude of stores getting lots of “stuff” for their kids and for the fulfillment of their family traditions. And sadly, Christmas morning to far too many is all about getting lots of presents under the tree.
The devil lures people into getting caught up with things that take their hearts and minds off of Jesus. He distracts them with office parties and special events, shopping and decorating—to the point that Christmas has become more of a social occasion than a Spiritual one. And there’s nothing wrong with parties or giving gifts, as long as it’s done to the glory of God. After all, Christmas is all about God!
And yet, regardless of the devil’s opposition, Christmas continues to be very special to so many people! We have every reason to celebrate, to shout for joy, to sing carols and to worship God! He gave us the most precious gift of all—He gave us His Son who would become our salvation, and who will soon return as our King!
*If this message is a blessing to you, please share it so others can be blessed, as well. And if you haven’t already subscribed, then please join us and receive all future messages directly into your inbox.
May the Lord shine upon you this Christmas and touch your heart so that you can be filled with the joy that comes with the gift of Jesus!
This author has written a thin yet powerful book that tells of the wonder and glory that came down on that one glorious night when Jesus, our Lord and Savior, was born! This book brings glory to God as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas.
Get your copy of One Glorious Night today and be blessed!