Three reasons Christmas is an awesome holiday — Letter to Sons
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It always has been — from my childhood to now.
Christmas is a day to spend with family, to exchange gifts, to eat good food, and to enjoy being together. It is an awesome holiday, and also a chance to take a break from the daily grind.
But, there seems to be a lot of confusion about Christmas these days.
What is it all about? Why do we celebrate?
Do we call it X-mas or Christmas?
Was Jesus really born on December 25th?
This awesome holiday is not hard to understand
For me, Christmas is not complicated. As a follower of Christ, it is the day I celebrate his arrival into our world.
The whole idea that God would become one of us, to walk among us, and provide a path to heaven is amazing. The Bible tells me that Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem to a poor Jewish couple.
When I reflect on this story three reasons emerge that help to explain why I think Christmas is always an awesome holiday.
1. Christ’s birth is unpretentious.
He is born in a stable to unknown parents. Sure the angels sing, the shepherds worship, and the wise men provide gifts.
But, let’s face it. We would write a different story. Jesus is the Son of God. Doesn’t he deserve the best of everything?
I would have him arrive as a rich, smart, and strong man in Rome.
Not a helpless child. I certainly would not trust the Son of God to a couple who don’t have anything to offer him, other than love.
God’s plan is unconventional. It truly is.
It reminds me that He works in ways that I may not understand.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher…