When you ask people what their favorite thing about Christmas is you get a variety of answers. Some will say seeing family they don't have the opportunity to see often as one of their favorite things about Christmas. Some say its the fellowship you have visiting with and sharing stories with one another. Some say it's the food. There always seems to be a big meal on Christmas. Others say its the presents or gifts that they enjoy the most.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with any of these responses it is important to acknowledge the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Christmas Day is the day that has been set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ - the Savior of the world. Everything else is secondary.
You see, we give and receive gifts in honor of God giving His Son, Jesus, to all of mankind. Jesus was the greatest gift ever given. It's so important that we understand and acknowledge this.
I want to encourage you, as we enter Christmas week, to keep the Main Thing the main thing. Keep Jesus central in your life and Christmas celebrations. In the midst of the business of the season make time for Jesus. Read the story of the birth of Jesus. It truly is the greatest story ever told.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish my family, friends and anyone else who reads my blog a very Merry Christmas! You are loved and appreciated.
May God's blessings be upon you as you celebrate the true meaning of the season.
Until next time...enjoy the journey!