What is Christmas?

For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord! And this will be a sign for you (by which you may recognize Him): you will find (after searching) a Baby wrapped in a manger. Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven (a heavenly knighthood), praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest (heaven), and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased (men of goodwill, of His favor).” Luke 2:11-14, AMP

What is Christmas anyway?  Is it presents and Santa Claus?  Is it sending and receiving Christmas cards and cookies?  Is it seeing the Nutcracker and Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer?  Is it green bean casserole and eggnog? No, Christmas is about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a day to remember the greatest gift given to man – Jesus. Jesus is our redemption and it is through His life, death and resurrection that we are saved, healed, forgiven and made the righteousness of God and that is something to be merry about friends!

I recognize that the world is desperately trying to take “Christ” out of Christmas. They want us to be “tolerant” while they remove “In God We Trust” from our money, pull out the Ten Commandments from our Court Houses and they want us to be satisfied with the greeting “Happy Holidays,” but friends let’s remember what this day is about – it’s about the birth of Jesus. I know I may be stepping on a few toes about now, but friends, Christmas is my favorite day of the year and I cannot help but shout from the mountain tops, “MERRY CHRISTMAS” & “HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!”  As for me and my house, we will not participate in “Happy Holidays,” nor will you see a big, fat, red-suited man taking over our home…no, as far as me and my house, Christmas is and will forever be about JESUS!!

Let’s not be silent.  Let’s not smile and be tolerant.  Let’s declare that Christmas is about Jesus!

So from my family to yours:

Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

O’ Come let us come and adore Him!

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!

Point to ponder: Do we want our children to believe in the temporary “magic” of Santa Claus or grow up believing in the eternal MIRACLES of Jesus Christ?

If you like this post then I know you will enjoy watching 4 year old, Avery Winter, as she sings Happy Birthday Jesus!

3 Comment(s)

  1. Amen! I love it, Tracy. 😉

    Angel | Dec 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. Had to comment on this one Tracy, I feel the same way! Let us all remember what we are suppose to do with the children that God gave us and that is teach them about the miraculous power of God starting with the birth of His son Jesus! Love you! 🙂

    Jo Anna | Dec 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. I love that song. My children love the Birthday song they sing it all day long. It is truly beautiful. I just love it when the children ask questions about Jesus and want to learn more about HIM. It brings joy to my heart.

    stephanie derolus | Dec 26, 2009 | Reply

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