Many of us are excited about Christmas, but only a few have a legitimate reason for this excitement. Christmas is a season where we should fall on our knees and worship in spite of the presents we received for Christmas. Christmas is already an excellent gift to us. This season is to be celebrated as a remembrance of when the unknown made himself known to a lost humanity. The invisible becomes visible (Colossians 1:15). God come in the flesh (John 1:14). Lost humanity can once again find its purpose of existence (Colossians 1:20). We all are created for his glory. “Through him” and “for him” all things were created (Colossians 1:16), and all thing will be reconciled through him and for him (Colossians 1:20). He died on the cross as an offered sacrifice for all who call upon him (John 3:16). Isaiah describes him as a humble servant who cared for the poor (Isaiah 53). He becomes poor to make the poor rich. He seeks the poor, the needy, the broken, the despised, and the outcast. It cost him a lot to make himself one like us in order to reach us (Hebrews 2:17). If you were not sure why you are celebrating Christmas, now you can be excited. You have a full reason to celebrate Christmas and get excited. Is this all though?
How has your understanding of the meaning of Christmas affected you? How has it changed your attitude to the world around you? When Christ calls you, he calls you to live like him (1 John 3:17). As a believer in Christ, you no longer live for self but for Christ. It is losing oneself to find it in Christ. What a great blessing that God give us opportunity to live like his son. Could there be any greater blessing than this, to find oneself in Christ. Christ is all (Colossians 3:11). Christ is a great gain, friend, find yourself in him. Paul says he consider everything rubbish compare with what he has found in Christ (Philippians 3:8). David Platt called it “radically change”.
The great news of Christmas changes people, and it makes us look at the Christmas season with a different perspective than those who miss the essential point of celebrating Christmas. Have you furthering God’s kingdom? Can you resist the necessity of telling such great news to your family and friends? Christ came in human flesh and died for their sins. This is the true joy of Christmas. This great news changes us and created in us a Spirit like Christ. That is to search for the lost, the poor, the needy, the broken, the desperate, and the outcast. As you opening your presents this year, think of those who do not have this opportunity: those who are unable to eat or dress or those who even lack the joy of Christmas that you have. In spites of such, I hate to say they don’t celebrate Christmas. They do, but you can help by making them thinking there are others who are thinking about them this Christmas. Christ does not overlook any of these little ones’ needs.
You can make their Christmas fun, and be a blessing by blessing them in their celebration of this Christmas season. Radical change is to see people around you as Christ would. There are many ways you can do this. By visiting, you can learn how to pray for these children, which I believe is the most important thing that you can do. In addition, you can also donate online or by check. Mighty Grace Ministries would like to keep in touch with you. You can email, or write through mail.
Back to Christmas. What does it means to have joy, especially the joy of Christmas? To have the joy of Christmas is to be overloaded with so much happiness that you cannot keep it to yourself, and you to tell others about Christmas so they too may experience it. As you celebrate Christmas this year, remember Christ, and remember how you may be able to live in light of his accomplishment on behalf of humanity. Have a blessed and merry Christmas. God with us!


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