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What is Christmas?

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2013 10:17 pm

Wetshe T. Mero

BTC, Pfutsero

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he most awaiting season is coming. It is a season of joy, rest and time to spend with our families. People walk up and down the street; some are caught up in the rush hour buying more things. Everyone is preparing and is ready to celebrate Christmas.
But most of the time, we fail to ask ourselves questions such as, why we need Christmas? Why do we celebrate Christmas? We don’t even bother to know the reason of celebrating Christmas. We just keep on enjoying Christmas in our own ways and even don’t solemnly consider the Birth of Jesus Christ.It is during this Christmas that God sent His Son to this Earth, so that we can be saved from our sins. God wants us to be with Him after our death. God does not want us to go to hell and spend our eternity there. God, our Almighty Father, is the most holy Being. He does not want to see us committing sins, and He won’t tolerate our sins. He won’t turn and listen to our cries if we remain to be a sinful person. God does not want us to be separated from Him because of our sins.
Let’s celebrate Christmas by knowing the true meaning of Christmas! Let’s give thanks to our Almighty Father for sending His only Son to this Earth so that we can be saved! Don’t let this Christmas make you stay away from God.
Christmas is not all about buying the best clothes; it is not all about going out with friends. It is not for getting drunk and shouting at night; it is not about going out for a date. It is the time that we need to remember our Lord Jesus Christ coming to this world.
But when look back, we found many end up Christmas with distress and pressure. It’s because they didn’t know the real meaning of Christmas.
Many spend more than they earn. Without Christ we cannot get the real joy. Many do not want to go to church. Some end up Christmas even without attending a single service. They also bring sadness to their family. Many parents, particularly mothers, spend sleepless nights, thinking how their children are and what they do. Christmas is a time of joy, but we do often forget our Parents.
Let us not forget what is Christmas, and reason again why we celebrate Christmas. Then, we won’t end up Christmas in a stressful way but celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ peacefully.

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2013 10:17:12 pm