Christmas means different things to different people. For most Americans, Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends, exchange gifts, eat lots of sweets, and prepare for the coming new year. But for Christians, the holiday represents something much more important: it is the coming of Jesus as a baby, who would live a perfect life, be arrested and falsely accused, sentenced to death and crucified. Why? Humankind has a Sin problem that separates us from having a relationship with God. Romans 3:23. Yes we sin and fall short of God’s perfection, but He had a plan. The most quoted verse in the Bible is John 3:16,
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Yes, Christmas took the place of other holidays like Yuletide, Saturnalia, and others; and yet for Christians, Christmas is all about the coming of Jesus, the Son of God, to earth as a baby.
What does Christmas mean to you?