The winter season often begins with a chill in the air, crackling flames in the fireplace, and time spent with family and friends. Although many dread it, winter is a season to be anticipated and enjoyed, just like any other. The psalmist wrote of God, “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter” (Ps. 74:17 NIV).
Like winter, the wonder of Christmas is something that we should look forward to.
Have you ever stopped to think what life would be like without Christmas? This month we will celebrate something of great importance for Christians. But over time it has become so commercialized and secularized that many miss its value and meaning. Without Christmas, would there be a holiday when we would gather with our families? Would there be gifts under a tree? Would there even be a tree or any of the other things we look forward to each year?
As I thought about this, I remembered a passage of scripture. The biblical Christmas story recounts the angel declaring, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). Shepherds in the fields, wise men from the east, and angels from on high all proclaimed the wonder of Christmas in the birth of Jesus Christ.
As our Savior, Jesus didn’t offer wrapped gifts of toys and clothes; He offered eternal life! That includes deliverance, healing, and wholeness for every area of our lives! Now that is a gift worth opening!
I encourage you to stop and think about Christmas all this month. As you do, allow the real meaning of the season to be your focus. After all, if we lose the wonder of Christ, we will miss what this holiday is all about. On Christmas Day, think about Him as you open each gift. Weigh the value of the package you just received in light of our Savior, Christ the Lord.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Kenneth W. Hagin
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