Merry Christmas To All!

On this Holy Night, the night before Christmas, Christmas Eve I will abstain from political attacks or partisan bickering long enough to wish everyone out there a safe, happy, blessed Christmas.

Christmas is a time to spend with family and to enjoy all the wonderful gifts we have been endowed by God with. It is a celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through God’s divine and overarching love, He sent His only begotten Son to a tiny town called Bethlehem to be born as a babe to the Virgin Mary. This Child would be called the Son of the Most High and The Prince of Peace. He was born that, in time, He would take the punishment for humanity’s sins on the cross of Calvary. His birth indicates with what manner we are supposed to give.

I know it is politically incorrect to talk about Christmas and I’m supposed to talk about the ‘holiday season’. While I certainly recognize that there are other holidays out there that compete with Christmas for celebratory time, no other holiday can compete with the sheer importance for every man, woman and child’s immortal soul. We can all celebrate this season with joyful hearts and an assurance that we will meet the reason for the season in heaven. All we need to do is ask Him to come into our hearts and become Lord of our lives and our Savior. All we need to say is “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I’ve sinned against You and I want You to come into my heart and cleanse me of all my sins. I want to serve You. I thank You for dying for my sins on Calvary. I want to become a new creation through Your blood. In Your name I pray, Amen.”

If you’ve said that prayer, you can rest assured that God has listened and you have everlasting life in heaven waiting for you when you die. That is what Christmas is all about. If you have questions or would like more information about how to become saved, you can email me at guy4christ7@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

Christmas is a joyous season and I wish everyone a blessed, Merry Christmas.

3 Responses to Merry Christmas To All!

  1. Dave says:

    I concur. Too many “observances” have been added to the “Christmas Season” that dilute the significance of the day that Christians celebrate to honor Christ’s birth. Because of this, those non-Christians feel that we–as Christians–are devaluing their view. This is not the case. We just celebrate Christ’s birth. Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil that Jews honor and since most Jews do not recognize Jesus of Nazareth as the messiah, they do not honor His birth. Kwanzaa was founded as a militant black anti-Christian observation in the 60s, though it is now simply thought of as a observation of black heritage.

    I put all this in my blog last month. But suffice to say that I echo your sentiment of Merry Christmas! That is what I say to everyone I meet and I will continue to do so as long as I have breath in me.

  2. Zero says:

    I wish to you a Merry Christmas, aside from the debates we’ve had on here I do respect the conviction to your beliefs you have.

    I am commenting purely on the basis of this sentence in your post:

    “no other holiday can compete with the sheer importance for every man, woman and child’s immortal soul.”

    This offends me that you would presume that Christmas is more important to me, and everyone else, than any other holiday regardless of the fact that I am not Christian and do not celebrate it, as are many many people. The assertion that regardless of our own beliefs we should recognize Christmas as the most important holiday for everyone is ridiculous. If you want to wish a merry Christmas to your readers who are predominately some flavor of Christian, I have no problem with that. I only take offense at the assertion that I, who do not celebrate Christmas, must recognize the importance of this Holiday that, to me, has no significance other than the fact that it is the most commercialized day of the year. Why should YOUR belief and religion be so entitled as to be more important to me than my own beliefs?

    I wish to you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Perhaps the new year will bring less assumption, more inclusiveness, and less entitlement. Take care.

    • I thank you for your kind words and wish you the very best in the coming year. We have had some pretty good dust-ups over the past couple weeks but for these days we can have peace.

      That sentence was speaking for the sheer importance of Christmas to me. Christmas is unique in that it is the birth of my Savior. Hannukah, while important celebrates an occurrence that was miraculous and deeply profound for the Jewish people, but it is not the celebration of Moses’ birth or Abraham’s or their Messiah’s birth. Kwanzaa celebrates ‘African virtues’ if I remember correctly. None of those two have as much importance to those involved as Christmas has to Christians. And my belief is that everyone needs to find Christ and accept Him into their heart to become right with God and to have one’s sins expunged from your record. That is my belief and as such I wrote the sentence.

      Again I thank you for your kind words and I also wish you a Happy Holiday season and a joyous New Year. May the year ahead bring more joy, less strife and fewer conflicts.

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