For most Christmas is a season of joy, celebration, parties , gifts, reunions,good news etc and this is the positive side but let us not forget there is also the negative side. For some Christmas could be a period of stress, loneliness, abandonment, unemployment, emptiness, being left out, being forgotten, even death of loved ones.
Did I write this blog to be a killjoy? No , not at all. Because it is for this negative side of Christmas that our Savior Jesus Christ came. He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). Tradition said there was no room for Him. He was rejected and alone. He was bruised for our iniquities and on Him God laid all our sins and transgressions. Jesus endured them all for you and me. Hebrews 12 :2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
This is what I believe the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior.If there is nothing more we can celebrate about, remember through Jesus we have eternal life and soon and very soon we will see Him face to face in a place where time there is no end.