As Christians, we know what Christmas is really all about. Even though we may get caught up in the festivities of the season and it can get a little out of hand, we know that Jesus is the reason for the season. For many it can be overwhelming due to the feeling of being together with people you may not really care to be around. It may be financially tough for gift giving or especially difficult for those without family. Let’s take the time to remember the true meaning of Christmas and remember no matter what we have or don’t have we are blessed every day that God wakes us up.
Let’s remember that even those without family, without homes, without income and donate what we can. Donating your time is just as valuable as donating money or goods. There are so many ways that you can donate your time this Christmas. You may help at a shelter or visit those in hospitals or retirement homes. There are so many people out there who will be alone this Christmas for one reason or another and it would be a blessing for them just to have company with someone who cares. No matter how you choose spend your Christmas just remember that we have this precious day because the King of Kings was born to be sacrificed for our sins so that we may have an opportunity to join Him one day in Heaven.
Here are a couple of my favorite scriptures that speak of the birth of Jesus.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
King James Version (KJV)
2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
King James Version (KJV)