What makes Christmas merry? One who does not know the very essence of this great holiday may wonder what makes Christmas so merry, and why? Especially, with all the pain and losses this year, they may think, how can anyone fine merriment in the Christmas season? So… what is it that makes Christmas merry? Why is it said “Merry Christmas?” For me and many others, Christmas is merry because of “The Gift” given and “The Gift” received in the person and embodiment of Jesus Christ. In His miraculous birth we celebrate the outpouring of God’s saving love and Salvation for humanity. He was born a Savior to save people from their sins. Knowing this produces great JOY on the inside and out to those who have accepted Him as Savior. That being said, Christians JOY in Jesus’s birth no matter what is going on in the world today.
We as Christians also know, because Jesus was born, He is very much alive and in control today. Being Lord of Lords and King of Kings, He has the whole world in His hand. Despite the times we’ve living in this season, I hope you can still say “Merry Christmas” because of what Christmas means in its very essence… a time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Savior, and King. Jesus is the good news of Christmas, as He is the Christ, Helper, Restorer, Immanuel, Savior, Teacher, Messiah, Almighty, and Supplier.
“For unto a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV).
“And the angel said to them, “‘fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people”‘ ( (Luke 2:10 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for the JOY we have in Christmas because of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dear Lord, I celebrate You, and thank You that Jesus, the Savior is born, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
Merry Christmas everybody :)!