Truly Celebrating Christmas December 23, 2015

“It wouldn’t be Christmas without this,” the radio announcer said, then played the classic “White Christmas” by Bing Many of us have happy memories of Christmases that spell magic for us: a crackling fireplace with family gathered around, the glistening Christmas tree dressed in its best, and a snowy night while church bells ring out the old familiar carols. But Christmas isn’t really primarily about gifts, snow, or carols. Christmas is about giving. God gave His Son as the Babe in Bethlehem. Paul wrote to the Corinthian people of his day, calling Jesus “God’s indescribable gift.” The Bible makes it very clear when it says, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” One can celebrate Christmas without hearing Bing Crosby singing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”, but we cannot truly celebrate Christmas without Christ, though many of us try. If we really want to have Christ in our Christmas, we need Christ in our hearts. That’s a minute of truth!

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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