Monday, December 4, 2017


Before long we will be celebrating Christmas. With all the fanfare that goes on at this time of the year many people forget what the true meaning of Christmas is. We buy trees and decorate them with lights and all kinds of things. We buy Christmas cards and send them out to our friends and family members. Special songs come to mind at Christmas time like "Silent Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and "Hark the Angels Sing." Families get together and celebrate, and when someone is not able to be home, they call each other and wish each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Indeed, it is good and healthy to stay close to our family members. However, we must not forget the true meaning of Christmas. What IS the true meaning after all? The true significance is that Christmas time is a reminder that Christ came into the world as a baby to save sinners. All of us are sinners. Some are saved sinners because we have by God's grace alone through faith alone accepted Him as our personal Savior. Have you done that? If not, why not?

No one is ever going to heaven who has not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior. None of us deserves heaven, but Jesus paid our debt of sin and He has given those who trust Him as their personal Savior eternal salvation.

Let's not let Christ be absent in all our celebrating at Christmas time. What a reminder it is not to forget the true meaning of Christmas and our need of Christ!