Not eager, it’s Christmas
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
Luke 4:18-19 NLT
Christmas is a day of great eagerness, many run to and fro preparing to celebrate “good night.”
Some people spend all day cooking; to gather and enjoy an hour or two of a delicious dinner with family and other loved ones. Others work to find that gift or gifts with which they show love, affection and sympathy to the family and other loved ones. Many travel several hours or miles to spend a special time with the family and other loved ones.
But there are also people who do not want Christmas exist because it brings to their mind sad or painful moments related to the family and other loved ones.
At Christmas we remember that Jesus was born and lived among us, but have you ever wondered: Why was Jesus born?
Jesus was not born to leave us the tradition of celebrating His birth with dinner, gifts, parties or excesses, No! Jesus was not born for that! .
Jesus was born so we could be at peace with God, that we may be delivered from blindness, oppression and captivity of sin; is not a dinner party, a gift, a family or religious gathering which frees us from sin; only Jesus makes us free and that’s the good news that the Lord’s favor has come, not only for family and other loved ones but for everyone who receives it.
So what, not being anxious for what is passing; just be sure to be at peace with God and having been free from sin, and that Jesus be the center of your Christmas.
© David García Licona – December 2013