I've been reading about the legitimacy of celebrating Christmas; and while many people have an opinion of if one should celebrate it or not, I haven't read much about the One whose birth it is supposed to acknowledge. So, while Christians debate whether or not Christ was actually born on December 25th and if many of the Christmas symbols and traditions have pagan origins, I am going to write about placing your trust in Jesus Christ.
Scripture tells us to:
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. " (Hebrews 13: 5-7 KJV)
If we were to just meditate upon these verses not only during the Christmas season, but throughout the year, we would have much more peace of mind and good direction for our daily lives.
Placing our trust in people or things for happiness other than in Jesus Christ will always disappoint us. These other things will fade away.
Jesus tells us:
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6: 19-21 KJV)
People will always disappoint us because they are imperfect human beings and not meant to replace our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God:
"When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up." (Psalm 27:10 KJV)
"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." (1 John 4:9 KJV)
So, while I am not going to admonish you to place your faith in performing good Christmas deeds, following man-made traditions, popular people or wrapping yourself up in sentimental feelings, I am going to encourage you to pick up a Bible this Christmas season and read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). Get to know who Jesus Christ is and then place your trust in Him for the forgiveness of your sins and for a new life in Christ.
And may God put a new song on your lips and in your heart:
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." (John 17:3 KJV)
"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20:31 KJV)
"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:4 KJV)
"But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:" (2 Timothy 1:10 KJV)
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20 KJV)