Thursday, December 24, 2009

The real meaning

This time of year, at least in our local paper, there is a lot of banter back and forth about the "true meaning of Christmas." Christians point to Jesus' birth. Atheists/humanists and even Pagans argue that Christmas is just a repackaged Pagan celebration, manufactured by Catholics to trick people into following their beliefs. But I think we're missing the mark.

I just stumbled upon this quote

The true meaning of Christmas is the act of our Almighty Father’s great love to us by giving us His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, whom is the Son of God, whom is the love of God, and whom loves the Father by obeying all of his commandments to save us.

The real purpose of Christmas is to save the people of this world and have eternal life. We can be saved by believing Jesus Christ as our Savior and by following all the commandments of God.

The "true meaning of Christmas" isn't about us at all. It's about what God did for us. It's about Him and His love for us. How we celebrate should be a reflection of our thankfulness for His grace and love.

Christmas wasn't created by the early church to bring Pagans into their fold. It was created by God, to bring us into His fold.

Merry Christmas.

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