As we gain understanding about God’s grace upon us and how God is love, we are transformed. But if we are not being transformed, then how can we say we are gaining this understanding?
It’s alright to celebrate Christmas. The decor can be very beautiful and inspiring – but celebrate it for what it is and not for what it is not.
Christmas is not a special date for God.
Christmas is a pagan celebration. Jesus was not born on December 25th and God has not called us to celebrate the birth of his human incarnation.
As a Christian, I find myself having to explain even to other Christians why I don’t celebrate Christmas and why it isn’t more or less meaningful than any other day.
God did not call us to be preoccupied with showing our love for others by giving them gifts. Or to celebrate him in the exclusivity of family – we are all a family.
But God did call us to live a life driven by love and with Him as the center of it.
And God has also called us to live a life that is inclusive of others – all others!
I believe Christians have a hard time really letting go of worldly ways and Christmas is a blatant proof of it every year.
This Christmas, I invite you to face the occasion as what it really is.
And then be empowered as a Christian to make all other days of the year feel as special as you think Christmas should be – for you and for everyone else around you.
Grace & Peace 🙂