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Thursday, December 25, 2014

What is Christmas?

Christmas. It’s the time of the year when we spend our time with our family and friends and celebrate the spirit of giving. It’s the time of the year when we think of gifts to give our love ones and godchildren. It’s the time of the year when people think of anything they want to do to have fun with their family. This is when kids get so excited and can’t almost wait to open their gifts. This is when our schedules are full because of group parties and celebrations. This is when malls and shopping centers are always filled with people. This is when sales are whooping in all stores.

Christmas is told to be the time for people to reconcile, forgive and forget. It’s the busiest time to wrap gifts, to shop and spend more money for others. The saddest thing about Christmas is forgetting the real meaning and reason for celebrating it. Sometimes, we get too pre-occupied preparing gifts and food, planning our schedules for Christmas parties, decorating our homes and budgeting our finances to make sure we cover the expenses for everything we plan to purchase. Have we lost the real reason why we celebrate each year?

More than 2000 years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, took the form of a servant and lived a simple and selfless life in order to save us. He died for our sins for us to live with Him eternally in heaven as long as we accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior. God’s love and Christ’s sacrifice is the main reason for Christmas.

May this be our reason to celebrate. Happy holidays! 

Song: This Is Christmas
Artist: Kutless 
Album: O Come All Ye Faithful
BEC Recordings 2010



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