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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas

Just what is Christmas?

For some, it's about the gifts, both getting and giving. But economic times can change, and if your focus is there, you can be let down.

Others say it's all about family. But even in that, family situations can change, loved ones can pass away or move on, and traditions that one could count on change.

So what is unchanging about Christmas? The One who's Name is at the heart of the day... the Lord Jesus Christ, the unchanging One, who's birth we celebrate on this day. The One who came to this earth with purpose and intent, to redeem His lost children, and to pave the Way for us to come before our Father in Heaven in a state of Grace... as opposed to being condemned for eternity in our sinful state.

Glory be unto God for His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise His Name. And remember... Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

I don't think I could say it any better than S.M. Lockridge...

(NOTE: The audio doesn't start until the 0:22 mark)

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  • At Thu Dec 25, 10:33:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wasn't it a pagan holiday that had the birth of the Christian deity tacked onto it?

    The drinking is also a good part, by the way. We should probably thank the Romans for that.

     
  • At Fri Dec 26, 12:36:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nothing more boring than year after year after year someone trying to say "what is Christmas".

    ...it's a man-made celebration.

     
  • At Mon Dec 29, 09:15:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aren't ALL holidays man-made?

    The birth of Jesus Christ, in and of itself, didn't create the holiday. A 4th century pope (as is my understanding, and I could stand to be corrected) decided a holiday was required to honour the birth of Jesus. The day he and the church picked was, obviously, Dec. 25th.

    That's the funny thing about X-mas for me, I probably know more about the meaning of the day than anyone in my family, which, ironically, makes it the weirdest to "celebrate" for me.

    Mike Wisniewski

     

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