“Jesus is the reason for the season,” is not a true statement.
Now, before you write me off as a heretic, think about it.
Why did Jesus come in the first place? His purpose in coming to this earth was to provide salvation for mankind. Only through His sacrificial death on the cross – and His miraculous resurrection – can we be saved.
The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5 and 6 says, “But He was wounded for OUR transgressions, He was bruised for OUR iniquities…and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of US ALL.” In Luke 2:11, the angel of the LORD said unto the shepherds, “unto YOU is born … a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Emphasis added)
When you get right down to it, you can look at yourself in the mirror and say:
“YOU are the reason for the season.”
“YOU are the reason that Jesus, the sinless Son of God, left Heaven and the praise of the angels.”
“YOU are the reason Jesus Christ came to this earth, was born of a virgin, and was placed in a borrowed manger.”
“YOU are the reason Jesus Christ suffered, died on the cross, was buried in a borrowed tomb, and gloriously resurrected the third day.”
“YOU are the reason Jesus Christ was humiliated and crucified, to pay YOUR sin-debt.”
Don’t take this the wrong way. The Christmas season is not about YOU; it’s about Jesus! Jesus is the reason for the celebration, but YOU are the reason for the season.
This Christmas, let us praise God for giving us His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and let us be eternally grateful that His reason for coming was so that WE could be saved. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)