Reason For The Season

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Christmas morning I celebrated the birth of Christ in worship. One comment by the pastor became a conscious revelation to me. Christmas is not just about the birth of baby Jesus, but Jesus the Savior. Christmas was always the stable, shepherds and star to me. Thoughts of the cross and resurrection were Easter themes in my mind. Bethlehem led to the cross. The cross led to my redemption, my salvation.

A common mantra at Christmas is “Jesus is the reason for the season.” We celebrate His birth. The first Christmas gift was from God to us, a gift of love, His son Jesus. With the birth of Jesus, God’s gave mankind His promise of hope and salvation, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are His reason.

“Lord, I thank you for your love, for the gift of your Son, for this special time of year to reflect, for saving me. Help me as I make you my reason for living.” Amen.

This song was my favorite this Christmas.

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~ by Debbie Richardson on December 30, 2011.

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