The Christmas season is upon us.
You don’t have to exchange presents.
You don’t have to put up a Christmas tree.
You don’t have to listen to Christmas music.
You don’t have to decorate or put up lights.
You don’t have to wish people, “Merry Christmas.”
You don’t have to celebrate with family and friends.
You don’t have to go caroling with the other church members.
You don’t have to make Christmas cookies, or have a Christmas dinner.
You don’t have to wear Christmas sweatshirts, ties, earrings or necklaces.
You don’t have to watch Santa Claus, Frosty, or the other Christmas specials.
But, if you are a Christian, you should celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. No, Jesus was not born on December 25, but Jesus WAS born, and He DID live, died on a cross, was buried, and rose from the dead! If it wasn’t for the BIRTH of the Savior, there would be no death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior.
God never commanded us to celebrate HIS birth, but celebrating the birth of the Savior began on the day He was born when the angels announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds, saying, “Glory to God in the highest.” I celebrate Christmas because I celebrate Jesus. The birth of Jesus was important back when He was born more than 2,000 years ago, and it is still important today.