1 Timothy 1:15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”
Millions of people around the world who celebrate around the world do not celebtate CHRISTmas. They do not even have a vague idea of what CHRISTmas is all about, or what it means. Even though crols are sung, nativity are performes, cards are exhanged depicting the Bethlehem manger scene, and gift giving is a symbolic act of God despatching Jesus on a saving mission – His love gift to us.
Christmas is a celebration of what God did for us. He came down in the person of Jesus Christ to do what no other could do. As is pointed out in our Bible verse for today. His purpose for coming was for the purpose of procuring our salvation.
Luke 2:11 The Savior–yes, the Messiah, the Lord–has been born today in Bethlehem.
To save sinners! This means you and me. We are all sinners in need of a Saviour. Praise God He sent a Saviour. He is Christ the Lord, Saviout of us all. Celebrate it! Not with food and drink, nor in merrimen and laughter; hollow empty lollipop stuff. In seriousness celebrate CHRIST in your heart, by faith, openess, appreciation and love. Let your gift to Him be yourself and always as you celebrate the CHRISTmas.