On last Sunday, God spoke to my heart how I should be celebrating Christmas, the day our LORD Jesus Christ came to the earth to save the fallen humanity. Jesus Christ, who is in nature equal to God, gave up every right and privilege and humbled himself, in the form of human being, came to the world we are living. Plus, even his birth was not luxury or fancy in any way. When Jesus was born, there was not even one room in the inn for Him. When Jesus Christ, our LORD, the Savior, was born, He was wrapped in cloths and placed in a manger.
Although I knew all about this, it was not until lately that I truly understood and realized what I, as a Christian, should do to glorify God in the season of Christmas. Whenever people think about Christmas, probably the first thing comes to their minds would be fancy Christmas tree decorated with pretty ornaments, Christmas lights on streets, Christmas gifts, their beloved family, and Christmas carols.
Then, where is Jesus Christ?
“10 But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'”
(Luke 2:10-14 NIV)
The birth of Jesus Christ was glory to God and peace to men. Christmas must be glory to God and peace to men. On Christmas, Christians should be glorifying God by sharing the good news of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and what He had accomplished for the salvation of fallen humanity. We have to share the love of Christ. We have to go and meet the needy, as Christ came here to meet us. There are so many people starving on Christmas day when we have so much fun with people we love. There are so many people crying out of agony in their hearts just because they do not know Christ. Christmas is not a day for our entertainment, but for the glory of God.
I pray that I would not forget what God taught me about Christmas and that I would celebrate next Christmas with those who need Christ and His love. Merry Christmas, everyone !