Remembering the Meaning of Christmas
Our society has significantly changed the true meaning of Christmas. Year by year, Christmas seems to become more commercialized. Because there is so much time and energy spent on shopping for the right gifts for family and friends and attending all the gatherings, it’s no surprise that the religious significance of Christmas has diminished. Lost in all the busyness is the time to remember the birth of Baby Jesus Who came to us as our Savior wrapped in swaddling cloths lying in a manger. The Christmas story tells us of Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, as well as the shepherds and the wise men who came to worship Him. However, the message of Christmas does not stop there. Jesus came to us as a baby over two thousand years ago for the purpose of saving us from sin and death. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son . . .” (John 3:16). God gave us His Son who would go to the Cross out of love for us so that we can live abundantly and eternally with Him. Let us stay focused on the most indescribable gift, the gift of Jesus.
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, help me to focus on Your Son this Christmas. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!