Say “Happy Holidays” all you like. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to ignore it. There is only one real reason we celebrate December 25. There is only one true reason we take it off as a holiday. It is to celebrate the birth of a savior.
Too often we become wrapped up in the gift buying and forget the real meaning. I send this as a reminder. Take a moment during this season to thank God for giving us the best gift of all.
Matthew 18-25: Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned [t]to send her away secretly.But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
Thank you for being part of this blog and for your support in the past years. I pray you feel God’s blessings on you daily.
Kathryn J. Bain