A couple of years ago I read a reflection on the true meaning of Christmas. The author made some compelling questions: How would you feel if on your birthday, people prepared a big celebration, with delicious food and drinks, beautiful decorations, but forgot to invite you? And what if you could see from outside everyone hugging and exchanging gifts with another but no one wished you a happy birthday or gave you any presents? Well that’s exactly what happens at Christmas when we get too busy with the food that we will prepare, the clothes we will wear or the gifts will we have to buy and wrap and forget the importance of the birthday boy.
Christmas is the time when we remember the birth of Jesus. But many just remember “baby Jesus” and forget that this little boy who was born in a manger, grew to fulfill God’s purpose, to died on the cross to give us salvation. What a gift!
Praise and thank God this holiday season for His precious gift, and most importantly, share the gift with others! And on Christmas day, celebrate with style: decorate your house, prepare delicious food, give gifts from the heart to family and friends, but do everything for God’s glory and honor.
A tradition we have in our family is to have birthday cake for Jesus, to thank him for his birth and salvation. So this Christmas do not forget the birthday boy!photo by inabeanpod