Finding Christ in Christmas, 12-21-15

May 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Tags: Life at the Cross

Finding Christ in Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us. I know because people are driving more aggressive, my mailbox is stuffed on a daily basis with magazines I never ordered, and I'm busier than any other time in the year. December is exhausting!

I remember why I'm so busy during the Christmas season. It all began with the birth of Jesus Christ centuries ago. Christmas has taken many forms for people, and much of it has nothing to do with the birth of Christ. Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, parties, lights, Nat King Cole, holiday colors, all things that usher in the season. None of these things are particularly bad, unless it pulls us away from the real meaning of Advent. Jesus said, "For this reason I was born, and this reason I came into the world."

Are we seeking Jesus during this Advent, and remembering that Christmas is not something that can be bought, or created? The real meaning of Christmas can only be found in the promise with greatest gain: the Person of Christ.

Baby Jesus

Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever!

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