How to Celebrate Christmas Like Mary and Joseph
What is the meaning of Christmas? How should we celebrate it? Here is some great insight from Author Sheila Alewine. Sheila is a pastor’s wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband lead Around The Corner Ministries, which serves to equip Christ-followers to share the gospel where they live, work and play.
Holidays are a funny thing. They come to us, handed down from our parents and grandparents, full of traditions, memories and significance. For the Christ-follower, Christmas is a day of celebration and remembrance honoring the fact that God sent His Son into the world as a baby, born of a virgin, for the express purpose of redeeming mankind back from the sin which separated the creation from its Creator. As believers, our celebrations are usually a mixture of cultural practices (Christmas trees, gifts, parties, lights, decorations, and references to a jolly elf named Santa) and its true focus on the events of Jesus’ birth.
Perhaps you are like me, struggling to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, so that it becomes not just an exercise in keeping up with activities and expectations, but an expression of our love for the Savior. A visit with Mary and Joseph during the very first, true Christmas, gives us four significant words to consider as we turn our hearts toward Christmas this Advent.
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