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The Meaning of Christmas

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On December 25, millions of people will celebrate Christmas.  Christmas day is the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, yet many of those who celebrate this day do not recognize themselves as believers.  To them, it is just a day to open gifts, eat, drink, and take part in the festivities.  To those who do believe, they recognize the fact that Jesus truly is “the reason for the season”.

This holiday season, I would like to challenge everyone who celebrates Christmas to reflect upon the true meaning of the day.  It doesn’t matter how many gifts you give or receive.  It doesn’t matter if you have the perfect tree or the prettiest decorated house on your block.

What matters is the love you share with others.  Christ was love incarnate.  When Christ was born, love was born in human form.  Because of Him, we have the capacity to love and be loved.  Because of Him, we have an example of what the meaning of true love is all about.

Love is sacrifice, and being empathetic to the cares of those around you.  Love is sharing in the joy of others.  Love is also sharing in the sorrow of others.  Love means stepping outside of yourself for a time so that you can see others more clearly.

Christmas is not about giving presents.  Christmas is about giving yourself to others.  Christmas is not about giving to those who already have more than they need.  Christmas is about giving to those who have little or nothing.  Christmas is about sharing the ultimate gift with others, the gift of Jesus Christ.  With Him, all things are possible.  With Him, there is no fear.  With Him, there is love in its purest form.  Take the time this season to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas…God’s greatest gift to humanity…His son, Jesus Christ.Image

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Written by cherylawilliams

December 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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