Keeping Christ in Christmas
Birthday celebrations are such a
great thing. It is a time that focuses on the day we were
born. We receive gifts and usually have cake and ice cream to
eat. It is a special day for us.
On December 25th. we
celebrate the birth of Jesus, but sometimes it seems that
everyone is focusing on everything else but Him. If we are
going to celebrate this date as His birth date we need to turn
more attention to Him. Since Jesus isnít here bodily for us
do things for Him on His birthday, how can we turn our
attention to Him?
In His word in Matthew 25: 35 - 40 we
find that He said:
Verse 35 - ď For I was an hungered,
and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I
was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Verse 36 - Naked and ye clothed me: I
was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto
Verse 37 - Then shall the righteous
answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered and fed
thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Verse 38 - When saw we thee a
stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee?
Verse 39 - Or when saw we thee sick,
or in prison and came unto thee?
Verse 40 - And the King shall answer
and say unto them, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye
have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done
it unto me.
So during the Christmas season as we
celebrate the birthday of Jesus, we can turn our focus on Him
by doing for others. We may not be able to do all these things
at one time but we can do some of them.
I would like to add that, the
traditions we have had for years at Christmas time are not
all bad, such as sending Christmas cards to family and
friends, eating and celebrating together and even buying each
other gifts. It is just when we do so much of all of this and
not take the time to remember other things that we could do
as unto the Lord, that is when it seems we have left Christ
out of Christmas.
What have you done this year for Him?
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