Why do we celebrate Christmas?

On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Ironically, at most Christmas the person whose birthday we’re supposed to be celebrating is completely ignored. He’s never even mentioned. Although Jesus is the reason for the celebration, he’s often overlooked or merely mentioned along with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and a long list of celebrated fictional characters. The greedy business world has commercialized Christmas into a time of making billions-of-dollars. Christmas is now about buying, giving and receiving and only an occasion for family gatherings and parties. We spend much money on buying new things and get-togethers. Many people simply refuse to believe in Jesus Christ.

The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. God giving us the gift of eternal life, at the expense of the life and blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. The angel who appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth said, “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord
Thus, we celebrate Christmas Christ’s birth into the world.

If you’ve been missing the meaning of Christmas in your life, know that if you receive the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in His name, Christmas will become real to you. Believe! Trust in Jesus! Rely on Him for your salvation. Allow God to turn you from sin to forgiveness and salvation. It can happen today; and it’s between you and God.