Jesus is born! We celebrate that night when the Savior of the world was born from a humble Virgin named Mary. What an awesome event. The All Powerful, All Knowing, All Good God became a human baby to show us He will not take no for an answer. He loves us so much He will do any thing to get our attention. He will do anything to show His.
Babies change us all. They bring joy and just melt our hearts when they are in sight. Our Lord came as one to melt our hearts and open ourselves once again to holiness, true love and happiness. Christmas is not about family, friends, gifts and so on. While they are good, the true purpose is the Birth of Jesus Christ the Lord. Family, friends, giving all have their substance from the Birth of the Lord.
Families come and go, move, die, and so do friends. Gifts break and we get bored with them, but Jesus Christ is Forever! Let us pray that Jesus continues to be born in our hearts not just on Christmas but on every day of the year.
It is Christmas Eve. We place ourselves in that anticipating moment: the birth of the Savior. The Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is born. God kept His promise!
Take this time to meditate on the Incarnation. God becomes Man. God takes on Human form, Human Flesh! This is awesome!
God Our Creator becomes our Brother! He is One of Us! It can’t get any better than that. If that is not love or dedication, then I don’t know what is.
For an all knowing, all powerful, eternal, magnificent Supreme Being – the Absolute Singularity to become a mere Human man to save all men women and children is both a brain cooker and a simple expression of Love.
Christmas Eve is a time to reflect on this and remind ourselves how much God loves us. Yes family time is nice, gifts are nice, Santa Claus stories such as the Night Before Christmas and Christmas music are nice, but Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 2000 years ago the world received the best present of all. Let us continue receiving that present daily and open it daily within our hearts and minds.
It is no wonder why St. Francis of Assisi loved the Incarnation so much that he was the first to start the Creche tradition. To picture God as a small baby boy is just amazing. To picture a mere woman named Mary holding God, her Creator! It is just amazing to picture.
Gather with your families, take your Bible and read the story of the Nativity. Prepare your mind, hearts and souls for Jesus. Then go to Midnight Mass and contemplate some more. May Jesus Christ be born in our hearts daily!
Christ Jesus is the Reason for the Season, not Commercialism, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus and all these other distractions. Christ is the reason why we even get days off to celebrate, decorate and enjoy time with family and friends in December. It is unfortunate that other cultures choose the same time to celebrate their recent customs such as Kwanzaa and so forth. Even Atheists attempted to create their own “holiday” by adding to Festivus a few years ago which was a ridiculous attempt and childish I must say.
Christmas is the ONLY legal holiday, not Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. This is not an attack on my brothers and sisters in the Jewish and African communities, so don’t misinterpret please. What I am trying to convey is that Christmas is the only day that is legally a holiday in the United States of America and therefore should be respected and treated in a unique way instead of pushed aside.
It is so ridiculous how people try to change the words “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.” Some even have gone so far as to change the words to the song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to “We Wish You a Happy Holiday.” This is an epic capital “SMH” or “Shaking My Head” trigger. When Stupidity, Bigotry and Secularism mix, we get these results.
Christmas is the official legal holiday so therefore it is: Merry Christmas. If that offends anyone, then they need to get over it because it is the law.
There is no valid reason to ban Nativity Scenes in Cities or Towns, or use Snowmen, Wreathes and Santa Claus to replace Christ. It is not “Snowmenmas,” or “SantaMass,” it is CHRISTmas.
Christians stand up for our Lord! Say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays. Remind others that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Do not be afraid!
“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. – Luke 12:8-9
Let us allow Christ to continue to be born in our hearts at every moment and not forget that He will return like a thief in the night-unexpected.