ONE might say I’m big on Christmas celebrations, well there maybe some truth in it!
It is such a significant date or time in our annual calendar.
It marks a significant and critical event in the history of humanity.
A time of remembering an event of major importance which has impacted our lives; Kind of like a Birthday, The reason why one is alive on earth. So it is with “Christmas” it holds incredible meaning and importance to mankind; as it remembers the Birth of God’s Son JESUS born in the (flesh ‘human’ 100%) and remembering the incredible impact it had for mankind. Mankind who were slaves too and under the domination to the Law of Sin and Death because of Adams Fall.
The birth of JESUS and its importance was not understood by men as they were living in darkness serving a master who cared not for them; (Lucifer) and this dominance kept them from knowing God personally. Also mankind was continually in debt to God because of their sins and sin nature, never able to offer anything that would satisfy the demands and just payment that the sin debt demanded.
That solution required God’s Son to be born of human flesh in our world of debt to sin, he would be born without the sin nature of Adam; so his life was without debt. This was going to allow a payment acceptable for the sin debt owed by man as by one man Adam the sin debt came and was passed on by birth, so to God was about to by one man JESUS pay the sin debt and redeem man from the debt he owed and JESUS would pass it on by New Birth.
This debt cancellation happens when we lay our lives down at the cross of CALVARY in our heart and die to sin and ask God to make us alive to him. “Being Born Again”
That’s the big picture of Christmas and of course like all things in the natural it has a beginning and the Birth of JESUS is it for mankind, hence remembrance of God’s sons birth during a Christmas season has incredible importance, particularly to those who have accepted God’s solution for their sin debt it has huge meaning.
Santa Claus, tinsel and Christmas trees are all nice and fine but they aren’t the reason for the season. Gift giving has more significance particularly if it’s done in the right spirit (heart motive) “unselfishly Like God’s was” as it reflects the heart of God and what he did for us by sending His son to be the solution for our sin debt; this gift was was given even though we hadn’t earned it or obtained any Merit to warrant receiving it.
That’s why we say Christmas is a message of Good News and Peace to all mankind, the solution for our sin debt was at hand and the conflict between us and God due to our sin debt was being dealt with. The enmity between us and God was going to be removed.