Are you one of the millions of people in the world who loves to celebrate the Christmas season? Festive parties, exchanging gifts, abundant and delicious food on the table, dazzling lights —name it all, it’s the best!
In addition to the festivities and traditions, the tangible love experienced among friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers is remarkable. Because Christmas is also a “season of giving”, every person desires to give love wherever they go and help in whichever way they can, especially to the outcasts in society.
For most people, Christmas is the best time of the year. This holiday is celebrated by billions of people around the world each December 25th. It is a season of love. However, do you even know why you’re celebrating Christmas and what this season really is all about?
Most kids would respond, “It’s the season that Santa Claus will bring me toys!”
Whether we accept it or not, that’s what is etched in the minds of children at Christmas time. You can’t blame them because they’re taught that if they are good and well-behaved, then Santa will bring them what they want for Christmas. As a result, kids look forward to Santa more than the real heart of the Christmas season—the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lately, it seems like many of us have been confusing Jesus with Santa. Watch this video and you may be surprised. Yes they have some things in common, including the fact that both have beards. And yes, many of us hope that they will both bring us everything we want. However, one of them comes to give us what we think we want; the other came to give us what we need.
Santa can never compare to our King Jesus. This season let us remember that salvation in Him is the good news the world needs :
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!” (Luke 2:10-11)
This post was compiled by Christel Berns • Source: Igniter Media which creates media resources to help Christians creatively communicate the Gospel.