Hello today I am going to be discussing about the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not all about receiving presents. It’s not about trying to get the perfect family photo. It’s not about having the biggest and bestest tree. I could give you a list of things what it’s not about, but there is one answer, only one. It is about our the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Now, let me do some further explaining here. When using the word “meaning” we are questioning what was the purpose of Jesus being born. Jesus was brought into this world to deliver us from evil (to save us). Christmas is the time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus! Here’s some bible verses to help you understand the birth/purpose of Jesus.
Sadly, Christmas has become a money orientated holiday. Businesses love to make so much money this time of year. People are in a rush to buy that $500 new iPhone for their kids. It’s a shame people look at Christmas in a materialistic kind of view. Not many people I know celebrate Christmas in a religious way. They see it as just giving and receiving presents. Now, I’m not saying giving or receiving presents is wrong I’m just saying it shouldn’t be about this 10 year old getting an iPhone 6 plus or whatever it’s called. I’d still be happy if nobody got me presents. I don’t let people not giving me gifts ruin my Christmas. Because I’m thankful for the birth of Jesus! I would love to see some people I know who aren’t religious or committed to church to at least try it out on Christmas to see if they like it and also to find out the true meaning of Christmas. Why do we give gifts on Christmas? It’s to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men!
Christmas isn’t all about Santa either. I will do a different article on that later on this week. I will explain where the idea of Santa comes from. Now, I only have researched one side of the argument where Santa comes from but I will do research on the other side of the argument as well.
For tips on how to keep Christ in Christmas check out this article:
http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/p/keepchristmas.htm Step 2 is very important!
As I’m getting ready for bed and finishing up this article, I’ve never realized how commercial Christmas is now. How sad would it be if someone forgot your purpose of birth, or your birth got twisted into a completely different meaning. This year please try something different. Please try praying if you haven’t or even try going to a Christmas mass. Just try it once and if you don’t like it you don’t have to try it again.