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There never would have been Christmas.
There never would have been a Cross.
We celebrate Christmas because a Baby was born in Bethlehem, but not just any baby. He is the Son of God, born to a Virgin, Mary and her husband Joseph. Mary was the chosen one by God to carry the Baby they were to name Jesus. God wanted Jesus to be born through a woman who was impregnated by The Holy Spirit, but in a supernatural way. He had to be born sinless.
The Baby Jesus wasn’t born in a hospital or in a cab on the way to a hospital. He was born in a stable, because there was no room at the Inn.
Stable: a building in which domestic animals are kept, fed and cared for.
It was a cold night, dark and dusty. There was a star in the Eastern sky leading the three Wisemen to Him.
We celebrate Christmas in the world with Christmas trees, that we might go and pick out for ourselves, or we might have an artificial tree. We celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus and get our children all excited about him. The children watch the parade and see Santa come to town which says to all; it’s that season again, to shop and bake and put up the tree and wrap, decorate and invite people over.
It’s an exciting time of year, but what about Jesus? What about the Baby born in a Manger?
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Savior, Christ; who was born to Save us all from our sins, so we aren’t destined for a place called hell.
Christmas is a celebration of life and the coming of death of our Savior who died on a Cross, so you and I could live in Eternity called Heaven.
If Jesus had never been born, there never would have been Christmas. There never would have been salvation for us sinners, who were saved by Grace. There never would have been presents or a tree.
GRACE: unmerited Divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification. Approval, favor, mercy, pardon.
SANCTIFICATION: the state of growing n Divine Grace as a result of Christian commitment after Baptism or conversion.
It is not our Birthday, but the Birthday celebration of Jesus’ Birth. We all give gifts because God gave to us, His One and Only Son; the Sacrificial Gift for all time. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, not Santa Claus.
How do you celebrate Christmas?
We put up the Nativity every year and beside our tree this year. I always baked a cake at Christmas when our four Sons were little, that said Happy Birthday, JESUS ! My husband read the Christmas story in Luke in the Bible to our Sons, so they would know the real reason for the celebration of Christmas. Luke 2: 1-20.
Jesus was born and is our Savior to the World!
About the Author: Peggy JoAnn Dorman
I am a Christian, Wife of 46 years, Mom of four grown Sons, Grandma to 6 Grandsons, 4 Granddaughters, Mommy Packleader to Toner and Scarlet , 2 black Cocker Spaniels, retired Geriatric Nurse, Writing is a passion,I like reading, Knitting, Crochet, Guitar, Ukulele, shopping 🙂 I LOVE JESUS WITH ALL OF MY HEART ❤️
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