“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s the time to sing Christmas songs, give presents, and have fun in the snow (unless you live in the South). But, while all of these things are fine and good, they’re not the point of Christmas.
So what is the point of Christmas? Most of you are probably groaning already, saying, “We’ve heard the Christmas story, like, a million times!” Well, so have I. And sometimes, the problem with hearing something a million times is that we begin to take it for granted. We begin to stop pondering over the awesomeness of just what the Christmas story is.
You see, the Christmas story doesn’t stop with Jesus being born. It doesn’t stop with the wise men coming to give him gifts. It continues until the day he ascends into heaven–after he is crucified and after he is raised from the dead. After one of the most important parts of the story. In the words of today, it would be the climax. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are the reason that he came; the reason he was born in a stable on that night, 2000 years ago.
The Christmas story tells of God sending His one and only Son so that we could spend eternity in heaven with Him (John 3:16). It’s an important thing to keep in mind. Think of salvation as God’s Christmas present to you. And all you have to do is accept it.
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