watching, reading, and writing stories

What is Christmas About?

on December 20, 2013

Christmas, Star, Gold, Red, Lights, Christmas Time

Image Source:

It’s only five more days till Christmas hits us once more. But what is it all about?

Is it about pleasing children?
Maybe it’s about giving gifts or telling people you love them.

Is it about a little baby in a manger?
Or going to church and listening to hymns.

Is it about hanging stockings and waiting for Santa?
Or staying up late partying with friends and relatives.

Christmas can mean so many things to each person.

Sometimes all it means is a break from school, or a couple days off of work.
It could even mean more work as the Christmas rush crowds the store you work in.

It could mean a profit for businesses that have been staring at red numbers for the last two months.

It could mean new movies to go see, like The Hobbit, Saving Mr. Banks, or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

What’s it all about? Why all the busyness, stress, commercials, lights, music, and hullabaloo?

Why do we get so excited at this time of year?

Is it just a habit? Maybe the excitement of childhood just kicks back in,
or is it something more?

I don’t know about you, but this is what I think Christmas is about…


Manger, Christmas, Santos Reyes, Christmas Crib Figures

Image Source:

It’s been sung about, talked about, and preached about for years.
How did an infinite, all-powerful, huge, perfect, holy, all knowing, all seeing, almighty, wise, perfect, beautiful God and King, become a finite, helpless, tiny, vulnerable baby. And why would He do such a thing?

If your life was perfect, free from stress, worry, hurt and pain, and you could control everything, would you leave that life and enter into a broken, painful, stress-filled life, where people are seeking to kill you and you can’t do anything about it?

That’s what Jesus did for us, and that’s what Christmas is all about. He left His perfect home, to bring are messed up world peace. He left His perfect life to give our broken one hope. He loved us, when we were unlovable. And one day He died on a cross in our place, so we could live.

As you go about the last minute Christmas preparations, remember what Jesus offers you: Peace, Love, Joy, Hope, and Salvation. Don’t leave his present unopened, enter in and enjoy what He longs to give you.

Merry Christmas!


%d bloggers like this: