Many times, people celebrate Christmas without even thinking about the purpose of it. Some people think, it is all about having fun, getting with family members, sharing presents, eating your favourite meals, drinking more beer, etc. After doing all that, they get an emptiness in their hearts.
We live in a time when God is shifting things, shifting minds, touching the core of our hearts, and shaking our comfort zones. But we have to remember that God pushes his plan to help us get into his righteousness.
We learn from the Bible, that God does things in perfection; for instance, he chose certain numbers to ascertain his plan; the most popular ones are listed in the Bible with a meaning – six is significant – connected to a human being; Seven is connected to the time of resting and deliverance; twelve is significant – connected to Jesus’ twelve disciples – connected to twelve tribes of Israel – connected to a human’s twelve ribs on each side. Three is significant – Jesus died for three days and then was raised again – also connected to a normal way of communication (speak, hear, see), and to three stages of life.
And the question is, when did Jesus come on earth? When you examine the Bible, you realize that the angel Gabriel gave us a clue; (Luke 1:26) In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel…. Moreover, as Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day, I believe Jesus had to come on earth on the day connected to man-kind. So, what about the 25th of Dec.? How did it come about? I read on the internet that it was created by the Romans; they had their own Pegan beliefs which they celebrated on that particular date.
However, God has a way of turning things around for his own purpose; when people celebrate around the world, a message of Jesus Christ is preached. As you are aware, Christmas has a name attached to it for a purpose – Jesus came to save mankind; in other words, to connect human beings to God; (John 3)
The Bible says, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ…God was reconciling the mankind to himself; (2 cor. 5) So, this is what a human being must do in their life time – to reunite themselves to God – for this is the ultimate decision above every decision. Plus, the bible says, if you hear the word of God, you start acting on your faith today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. (Hebrews 3:15)
Oops, I can hear someone saying, ‘Ok, Maggie, we get that! What about the celebration?’ Oh yes, the happy celebration!!! Now listen, no more joking; I have to be serious, even these unprecedented times. I have to say it, even though some of you don’t want me to say it – God Almighty wants us to understand that the celebration is attached to his forgiveness, love, and salvation through Jesus. Amen!
God bless you!! Happy Christmas!! Keep Smiling!!