Reclaiming Christmas In His Name

It is important to define Christmas. We must define Christmas in a consistent manner that leaves no room for ambiguity. The Christmas season has become compromised. The dark world around us has repurposed Christmas. Changed into something else. Christmas has devolved into nothing more than a time for family gatherings. A time to look back on the year and celebrate personal accomplishments. Also, spread love and goodwill to others. That is not wrong, but we must reclaim Christmas for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We must reclaim Christmas as a religious day of observance to mark the birth of Jesus. There should be a difference between “Christmas!” and “Happy Holidays!”

The world around us grows increasing anti-gospel. The world opposes anything that draws the heart of people towards the light of heaven. God has charged you with lighting up your world. This is not the time to sleep off your roles and responsibility. The modern word “holiday” has an interesting origin. It comes from the Old English “haligdæg,” which means “holy day.” The word originally referred to a religious festival or day of observance. But it has come to be used more broadly to refer to any day of rest. A day we take time off from work or school. Christmas is not a holiday in the secular sense, we need to reimagine it as a holy day. A day set apart to recount the birth of Jesus, and it’s implication for mankind.

This does not mean forcing the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus with the Christian community. The idea is for Christians to reject every secularization of the Christmas message. The Christmas season is a good time to educate children about Jesus. There is no biblical basis for Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus). Such nonsense should be kicked out of churches and Christian homes. Father Christmas is bad theology. God is not Father Christmas. Teach about a God that loved the world so much that he sent Jesus. Sing hymns and spiritual songs. Pray in the name of Jesus. Reflect on the birth of Jesus as taught in the Bible. Let your Christmas be about Jesus.

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