We’re in a special time of Christmas, a season of giving. It’s a season of giving because God gave the gift of His Son to save all men. The Son was given for us all to be saved from the penalty and misery of sin, and from death. Now because of Christmas man shall live and not die. We have been saved from the bane of poverty, sickness, destruction and mortality, and have been translated to plenty, healing, health, peace and life overflowing. This is what was given us on Christmas. This is the gift, the Son. Of His fullness we have all received grace upon grace. Now abundance of grace was given on Christmas, and we’d be better poised also to give grace in this season. It’s a season of the abundant, extravagant grace of God. “For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:17 NLT. This one man, Jesus Christ, is the gift of Christmas.
Christmas is a season of overabundant giving, but giving of the wonderful, extravagant grace of God – who is Jesus Christ. It’s a season of giving the gift of triumph over sin and death, and by extension over lack, sickness, disease and all forms of oppression. God didn’t give us things on Christmas, but His Son. Therefore Christmas is a celebration of Jesus Christ. A time for us all to gather with loved ones and friends and strangers to focus on what God gave us in this season. Christmas is not a time for exchanging empty greetings and perishable things, and getting lost in the passing pleasures of this life. Rather it’s a time of sober reflection of where we come from, where we are and where we are going. It’s on this day that people were supposed to be saved en masse, yet paradoxically on this day or in this season is witnessed a great destruction of souls. Please rethink your idea, concept and perception of Christmas. Is yours according to the Bible or according to the fallen world that is anti-Christ? How would Jesus like us to commemorate Christmas? Or has Christmas become a season of mass deception? Why are we exchanging gifts on Christmas?