The Bible says; for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe him, shall not perish but have an everlasting life (John 3:16).
We are at that time again, when the world is rejoicing, getting excited, and eating, dinning, the traders are making more money, because of the “detty December” that makes people to spend more money getting both the things they need and the ones they don’t need.
It is the custom of the Christmas season, but while all the celebrating is going on, we must not forget the ultimate goal of Christmas, the purpose for which the season is in place, remember the word “Christmas” means Christ for the ‘masses’, it is not good that we forget Christ JESUS in the process of our Christmas Celebration.
He must be remembered and placed as the top priority as the reason for the season, there is a way we can celebrate Christmas in a carnal and cultural way, that we put Jesus out of it, many people does not even go to the worship center on Christmas, church should not be an option on Christmas, it should be a necessity, Jesus shed his blood for the church, we are the body of Christ and we are celebrating Jesus at Christmas, he should be the center of our celebration always.
God created man in his image and likeness in the book of Genesis 1:26, there was such a mutual fellowship and intimacy between man and God, God always visit man in the cool of the day, until man fell, the first man, Adam and his wife, eve; they cut short of the glory of God, they hid themselves from God (Genesis 3:8). God placed a curse on man, and cursed the earth for men’s sake, it became a hard time and difficult existence for man ever since then, the devil gain access to man, and began to torment and afflict him, this was not the original plan of God, but man fell which gave access to this destruction. However, because God is rich in mercy, he decided to give man a second chance, by sending his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to the world, to die for the sin of man and by his blood we are redeemed, saved and justified, we are translated from the kingdom of Darkness into the kingdom of his dear son (Colossians 1:13), at redemption. That is why the bible says, as many as believed in him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God (John 1:12).
There is so much a great work of reconciliation that Jesus did, he reconcile the world to the father, he restored divine presence to man, he restored the glory that the first man lost back to us, he brought back the access to the father.
Don’t celebrate this year Christmas in a casual way, do it with understanding appreciate the love of the father towards you, and for the gift of Jesus Christ, that restored back our glory and dignity, that saved us from the kingdom of Darkness back to light.
That is why, if you have not given your Life to Jesus, this is a good time to do so, surrender your life to him, so that he can come in, and dwell with you and make his abode with you, you will become a new person and your life will be transformed completely for the better. Jesus is the prove of the lord of the father for the world, that is why, we must also extend love unto one another at Christmas, it is the best season of the year to show love to one another.
God is love the prove that you know God and that you love him, is to show that love to your neighbor, this is how it works.
Show love to the less privilege, show the love of Jesus to unbelievers, pray for those that are in need, let Christmas be that season why you really display a level of selflessness, where you are not all about yourself, but be all about God, his dear son Jesus Christ and the world he died for, if God so love the world, you cannot hate the people of this world, they are the ones he died for, this includes your friends, your neighbors, he died for them, he loved them, so you must love them also, the church especially, to prove your love for the Lord, sow a seed, be a blessing to the church of God.
Reach out to the lost, preach the gospel, save souls, reconcile the world back to the father, let this season be a selfless season for you, that is how to celebrate Jesus in Christmas, many people in various part of the world do it, as they please, do it ignorantly, some do it religiously and even commercially, but the best thing to do, is to celebrate and Honor God, appreciate his priceless gift to humanity. Be a blessing to humanity in every way you can, this is how to make God know you appreciate the gift of his son Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas in advance to everyone across the world, the lord bless you in Jesus name.