With Christmas only a few days away, I’m sure many of you are getting those last minute presents for family members, or decorating the tree. All of those things have been tradition since before I was born. Now although I love getting presents and spending time with family, I feel like people tend to forget what this holiday is really all about.
I went to church last week, and the pastor spoke about this very subject. He talked about how people have made Christmas their birthday instead of it being about Jesus. While I sat listening to the sermon, I realized how true his words were. Society has brainwashed us into thinking that we have to give and receive gifts on Christmas. If a child does not get anything under the tree, they feel bad or may even have their friends talk down about them. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that gift giving is wrong. I still get excited when my mom hands me a wrapped package on Christmas morning! But as the pastor said in the sermon, we need to put the Christ back in Christmas.
Christmas is now replaced with Xmas, or just the holidays. It’s like we just use this time for parties, celebrations, and spending money. I am also guilty of not upholding the Christmas standard, but after listening to that sermon, it really made me think about making a conscious effort to be better. Christ is the reason we even have a Christmas in the first place. Some people may even say that December 25 was not his actual birthday, but at the end of the day, this is the time that we celebrate his birth. The next time you want to get upset about not receiving that favorite toy, or any other gift, think about the best gift you have and will ever receive…Jesus Christ!
Think About It…