“The Real Meaning of Christmas”
Author: Eben Tom Philip
By God’s Grace we are coming to the end of another year. Surely each and everyone of us have experienced many new moments of life be it good or bad ,this past 1 year. Regardless, everyone is now looking forward to getting ready for a happy Christmas Season. Every child around the world is waiting for the Christmas day with excitement and expectation. Much of the reason behind this excitement can be attributed to non other than the Christmas present. When they think about Christmas the first picture that comes to their mind is about the Christmas Present, followed by Santa Clause or family gatherings and awesome food. Is this all that
there is to Christmas?. Is this the real meaning of Christmas?????
No. Never. Its far beyond that. Christmas is all about Jesus Christ who came to this world as a human to show the love of God for this lost world. At the end He showed the Love of God at the Cross bearing all our sins. When we were lost and rejected His love came & found us which is everlasting. The Bible tells, “For God So Loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16)
When we celebrate Christmas, are we focusing only on our happiness?? Just take a look around your surroundings. You can find men, women and children who are starving without the minimum human need of a single meal a day or a roof above their heads.They are humans like us whose circumstances forced them to face their predicament. Then why cannot we feed them for a moment?? If we fail to do so, it shows our selfishness. Remember Jesus was born not for a particular society or
people, but for the whole humanity. So more than self happiness lets make this Christmas special for someone who is expecting a caring hand from each one of us. Let them Praise God through each one of us. Just think about the smile of a child when he gets what he need. This is the real meaning of Christmas. A heart that loves and cares for others.
May this Christmas become a turning point in your life.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Lets make this Christmas bright.
God Bless You.
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