by Cora Blackburn 11/27/2016
What is the reason for this Christmas season to you? Is it the colorful lights? Is it caroling or going shopping? Is it baking or decorating your tree? Or is it opening presents on Christmas morning?
We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of baking, shopping, and caroling, that we forget the true meaning of Christmas. The true meaning of Christmas has little to do with any of these activities.
Some of our traditions are not entirely related the birth of Jesus. The reason for the season is the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Let me share some Bible verses that can help us remember the joy, hope, love, and faith of the Christmas season.
Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a
son is given; and the government shall be
upon his shoulder, and his name shall be
called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Matthew 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall
conceive and bear a son, and they shall call
his name Immanuel”; (which means, God
Luke 1:14, “And you will have joy and
gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.”
The season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, is about counting down the days to Christ’s coming. Advent means “coming”. My essay is being shared on the first Sunday of the Advent season which is November 27.
As we count down the days to Christmas, the “presence” of Jesus in your heart is much more important than the “presents” under the tree.