Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Time's a Coming!

Christmas is definitely coming almost faster than I can believe this year and it's already brought with it several surprises. Although it can be insanely hectic for us, it's still one of my favorite times of year and something we all anticipate year long.

Before we had children Christmas was still fun, but there's so much more excitement and things to experience with our kids.

Yet Christmas isn't about kids. It's really about Christ. That's what the word means Christ-mas means Christ worship. So, without Christ, Christianity, there would be no Christmas.

The real St. Nicholas, from whom comes the legend of Santa Claus, was a bishop in the early church. So, even if you're celebrating Santa at your home, it's because of Christ.

Christmas was and is the Christian celebration of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. That means that God became a man, clothed in flesh and blood, yet God with all perfect knowledge and power humbled himself to become one of us and live as we live. Why?

Because "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God".-Romans 3:23

We like to pretend we're all basically good people, but if we're honest, we all have lied or stolen, and in His ministry Jesus taught that if you've looked at someone with lust you've committed adultery with them in your heart or if you've been angry with someone (Matthew 5:28, 22)

He came to die. To take the punishment we deserve for sinning against a perfectly holy God, and He gives forgiveness freely to all who repent of their sins and trust in Christ for salvation.

"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."- 2 Corinthians 5:21.

My hope and prayer is more than that you would have a very merry Christmas, but that you would also come to know Who it is that Christmas is truly about. I pray that if you have questions about this that you will email me, I'd love to speak with you about it. My email is

Have a Merry Christmas!

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