Christmas Time: Reflections and Meaning
Christmas is defined by Webster’s dictionary as December 25 celebrated as a church festival in commemoration of the birth of Christ and observed as a legal holiday. In light of this holiday season, I have chosen to share a reflection piece about what Christmas means to me which I wrote during the early 1990's and still rings true today.
The True Meaning of the Christmas Season
It’s a time for more of Christ and less of commercialism.
It’s a time of joyous celebration to honor and give all praises to our Lord and Savior.
It’s a time of reflection- to examine self and God’s goodness in our lives.
It’s a time of fellowshipping with family and friends.
It’s a time of giving yourself and sharing from your heart.
It’s a time of receiving all of what God intended for us when He made such a priceless gift available .
It’s a time of recommitment- rededicating ourselves to the one whose commitment to us never changes.
It’s a time of change- allowing Jesus Christ to make a difference in our lives, so that we might make a difference in someone else’s.
It’s a time of inner peace, security, and hope in a time and place where it’s lacking and seems hopeless, where there are natural disasters and incurable diseases, rampart crime and violence.
The birth of Christ gives us a hope and eternal future,
and the faith and strength to LIVE
until He returns.
The Poetic Reflection
It’s a time to put Christ back in XMAS
by honoring the one who set us FREE.
It’s a time to teach the truth about the reason for the season,
which is not Santa, toys, or decorated trees.
It’s a time of celebrating
with our family and friends,
giving of ourselves and
sharing from our hearts,
being creative and meaningful
with what we can afford,
giving what we have
and can generously impart.
It’s a time to reflect upon
God’s abundant love towards us
through the priceless gift
He sent for you and me.
God poured the fullness of Himself
into human form
to reconcile us back to Him eternally.
What does Christmas mean to you and your loved ones?
Happy Holidays & be blessed,
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