There are many definitions that people give to define the meaning of Christmas. Depending on who you ask, you will get answers that vary from a time to share gifts, Santa and the reindeer, celebration with family, and the birth of Christ.
Although the birth of Christ may be what we celebrate, the true meaning of Christmas goes even deeper than that. It was our Creator’s implementation of a divine blueprint designed to heal the broken relationship between God and man. On that Holy night over 2000 years ago, it all began with the birth of Jesus in a manger.
Yes, Christmas is about healing broken relationships. As you celebrate the birth of our Savior this holiday season, be reminded that it was His desire to heal the fragmented relationship with man that sin had shattered. It is because of that divine delivery that we are able to receive the new birth in grace that allow us to be reborn from God Himself.
As simple as it may seem now, the revolutionary idea of God becoming man in the form of a baby is the grandest gesture ever made. Born in obscurity, Christ forever changed the fate of all humanity. His birth was monumental, the likes of which can never be seen again. Jesus healed us all by His sacrifice at Calvary. He forever redeemed those who would call on His name. This holiday season, be reminded to thank Him for healing our broken relationship, for we have been restored to God by the birth of that small child on Christmas morn.
- thoughts of Christmas (lcpoling.wordpress.com)
- What Happened to Christmas? (biblebelievernet.com)