Its Christmas!!! Christmas, the mere mention of the word brings into mind so many things- Santa Claus, Carols, Christmas Tree, the Crib, decorations, celebrations and not to forget the Christmas Cake and all the other lovely delicious dishes. Christmas surely is a day everyone eagerly waits for.
Christmas is a time of celebrations, a time to buy the best gift you want, a time to ask for something you have been waiting for, a time to take a break from your job or your studies and head home, a time to get together with family and friends, a time to decorate the house, a time to make a beautiful Crib and the best looking Christmas tree, a time of lights and stars, a time to visit Churches and see the decorations, a time to go around and enjoy!!
But Christmas is not just that. It’s much more than that. It’s a day that reminds us of the first Christmas a little more than 2000 years ago – a day people had been waiting for years, a day prophets had prophesied about centuries ago, a day which divided the world history into two (AD and BC), a day which touched and changed lives of many, a day when angels came down to proclaim ‘Peace to all on earth’, a day when a virgin gave birth to the Messiah, a day which gave hope to the hopeless, joy to the hurt, showed the way to the lost, a day God became man, a day God chose to be born in a manger in a dirty cattle shed, a day God and man reconciled, a day God showed the greatest measure of His love for us! Truly man will live for evermore, because of Christmas day.
“The people who walked in the darkness have seen a great light. They lived in the shadows but now light is shining on them. You have given them great joy, Lord; you have made them happy. They rejoice in what you have done...For you have broken the yoke that burdened them and the rod that beat their shoulders.. A child is born to us! A Son given to us! And He will be called “Wonderful Counselor”, “Mighty God”, “Eternal father”, “Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:2-6. (Written about Jesus 700 yrs before His birth)
Let this Christmas be a special one. This Christmas let’s not get too caught up with the celebrations that we forget the Birthday Boy. Let’s not get too busy wishing others that we forget to wish Him ‘Happy Birthday.’ Let’s not get too tied up buying gifts for others, that we forget to gift Him something. Let’s not get too busy cleaning and decorating our houses that we forget to clean our hearts where He wants to be born. Let’s not get too busy talking and messaging others that we forget to take some time to talk with Him personally. Let’s not get too busy feasting on all the delicacies that we forget to feast on His Words. Let’s not get too busy being loved that we forget to love Him and others. Lets not get too busy thanking others for the gifts we receive that we forget to thank Him who has given us everything. This Christmas let’s remember the day which has the power to change our lives if we believe.
This Christmas let Jesus be born not in a crib or in a manger, but in Your Heart. And surely you will be able to sing, ‘I will live for evermore because of Christmas day!!!’
Have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas. May the Love, Joy and Peace that the baby Jesus brings fill you and your Family this Christmas. God Bless.