Tuesday, December 23, 2014

True Christmas Celebration

“True Christmas Celebration”
By Zach Wood
Luke 2:6-7
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

As I write this today, I am looking out my office window and watching the beautiful snow fall to the ground.  There’s always been something fascinating to me about watching snow fall since I was a child.  It’s not only fascinating, but it’s beautiful as well.  The same goes for a clear night when I can look up at the beautiful sky and see all the stars.  What beauty to behold!  And one of my favorite sights to see is a sunrise or a sunset.  That is truly breathtaking!  The vast array of colors that comes through on the horizon is just awesome!

These are all creations of a wonderful and mighty God!  We are reminded every single day, through His Creation, of how wonderful and awesome He truly is!  While these are wonderful and beautiful, they are just a reminder of the greatness of God Himself.  The greatest thing that has ever happened to us is that Christ came into this world, lived a perfect life and gave His life so that we would have eternal life and choose to follow Him.

As we gather together for this Christmas season, let us never ever forget the true reason we have life and why we even celebrate.  We would have nothing if we didn’t have Jesus Christ.  Mary gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, but not just any boy.  That boy would grow up to teach others and give His life so that we could experience a truly beautiful life that only He can give. 

While there are many beautiful sights to behold throughout our days through His Creation, the most beautiful sight is the life that was born into this world and was given up so that we could have life.  There is nothing greater or more beautiful that Jesus Christ Himself, the Son of God.  He is truly the reason we should celebrate, not only as Christmas, but every day throughout the year.

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