“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).”Matthew 1:23
Christmas is the time of the year when we are reminded of when God sent his son Jesus Christ to us to save us from our sins. Although we celebrate this moment once a year, it is an event that should be remembered every single day.
The Christmas season means many things to different people. For some, it is about giving gifts. For others, it’s about spending time with family. Honoring God for what he did cannot be contained to just one day a year in December but should be celebrated throughout our lives. It should be something we share with the rest of the world in every part of our lives.
Jesus came to Earth for one purpose: to sacrifice himself willingly to give us eternal salvation. This moment is celebrated once a year also for Easter, but once again, it is something that should carry weight for the entire year. Easter and Christmas are two separate events on the calendar, but they both share the same idea. Christmas is the beginning of Christ’s journey in defeating death and Easter marks the completion of his victory, but God’s goal remains the same.
If Christ never came to Earth, there would be no Easter. There would be no worship on Sunday mornings. There would be no Christianity period. We remember Christmas as the day God gave his gift, his one and only Son, to us. This gift is a personal relationship with him and an eternity spent with our Heavenly Father.
The message of Christmas is not just an annual moment. It’s something that needs to be shared every day everywhere we go. We are called to not just remember Christ’s birth, but also his death and resurrection. Without those events working together, there is no salvation through the forgiveness of sins. This is the grace of God.
This week, think about how you want to spend Christmas. Remember that you can always give gifts to others and spend time with family more than once a year. We are called to spread the good news of Christ in any season of life.