Christmas is “not about us”. Too catchy a phrase for you not read the post, eh! But I believe it’s true. Most of the time, when we are asked what Christmas is all about, we often times say it’s all about giving, or peace, or reconcillation. While these things are really good, they are not what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is all about a person, Jesus Christ. Why did Jesus, creator of the universe, decided to become a creature, as a man? Consider how my favorite author, Max Lucado puts it:
“Because your soul was more important than his blood. Your eternal life was more important than his earthly life. Your place in heaven was more important to him than his place in heaven, so he gave up his place so you could have yours.He swapped a spotless castle for a grimy stable. He exchanged the worship of angels for the company of killers. He could hold the universe in his palm but gave it up to float in the womb of a maiden… He humbled himself. He went from commanding angels to sleeping in the straw. From holding stars to clutching Mary’s finger. The palm that held the universe took the nail of a soldier.” (A Heavenly Exchange)
Why? Simple reason. He loved us so much that your place in heaven was more important to him than his place in heaven, so he gave up his place so you could have yours. Now, that is Christmas.
Let the the true spirit of Christmas – Jesus Christ – be experienced as we celebrate this weekend.