For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
I am not sure what God thinks about us celebrating Jesus’ birth, as the Bible doesn’t say to set aside a day for it. Some say we have taken the date of December 25th from pagan celebrations, while others argue this date was celebrated as Christmas before Christians began “borrowing” dates from pagans. Despite which camp you are part of, do you think how we celebrate Christmas today is the right way?
Every year everyone says commercialism has gotten so out of hand, but what do we do about it? Are we volunteering instead of buying? Are we serving others rather than buying plastic toys made in China to give to less fortunate children? Is that the best way to serve? I don’t know.
But I know I don’t feel good about what Christmas has become, and I don’t want my babies thinking the world’s commercialized “Christmas” is a celebration of Christ’s birth, or the celebration of God fulfilling his promise to his people. I am sure most will not argue with me, in no way did the birth of Christ look like or represent a man in a red suit, or a black Friday sale.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
I am beyond thankful and eternally grateful for the gift God gave us- his only son, so that my children and I may be saved.
Merry Christmas! Thanks for reading with me the last few months, and I hope to see you on Mondays!
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