During this wonderful time of the year, it is so important that we all remember what the real purpose and meaning of Christmas is. Many times in our busy lives we sometimes forget why we celebrate this time of the year or our focus is in the wrong place. It is easy to get distracted with all the presents we want, great Christmas sales and holiday shopping, the family dinners, then AFTER Christmas sales, etc. All of those things are great, but is it easy to forget that it is Jesus’ birthday after all. One thing my family and I do on Christmas morning – before we open a single gift, is we open our Bibles and read the story of Jesus’ birth. That always means a lot to me that we put Jesus first on His day. Not everyone has to follow that tradition, but my point is we need to put Jesus first in our lives and not just on Christmas, but 365 days a year. This is a joyous time of celebration we as believers can enjoy! I like what the angels told the shepherds in Luke 2:10 “Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of GREAT JOY, which shall be to ALL people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord.” It’s a time of great joy for everyone!
So as I write the blog for this week, I just want to encouage everyone to remember the precious gift our Father God gave to us, His Son Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!
Isaiah 9:6 “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”
By: Steven Overbaugh