Christmas is coming and it is that time of the year when people all over the world celebrate the festive season. In reality, how many would really take to heart the true meaning of Christmas? As Christians, do we remember the birth of Jesus in a fervent and serious manner?
The incarnation of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago not only manifested the existence of God, but demonstrated that He is a God who cares deeply for us. Jesus came to live among us such that we know He truly understands our suffering and pain. He did not come to this world to be served, but to serve. He suffered for mankind, culminated in his death on a cross for our sins.
This is how He demonstrated God’s love for us. Perhaps the phrase “the Word became flesh” sounds simple to our ears. Often times, we might think that Jesus’ incarnation is a simple matter. Yet, when we consider how He had to humble himself, give up His right to power and glory in heaven, and be willing to be obedient to the will of God, the birth of Jesus is no simple matter.
Christmas is not only a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but also an occasion to be thankful for Jesus’ love for us and His obedience and love towards God the Father. How then should we celebrate the Christmas season? We ought to celebrate with a thankful and joyful heart, and to use this occasion to share with others about God’s salvation plan. Christmas is one of the most meaningful festivals, therefore besides enjoying our Christmas holidays, let’s remember what Jesus Christ has done for us.