Day 3: Tolu Odutola

The true meaning of Christmas 
The celebration of the birth of Jesus who lived in Israel 2,000 years ago and who died on the cross for my sins (1 Corinthians 15 1-4, 1 Peter 2:24). More specifically, when I think of the word “meaning,” I think about the purpose of His birth that Christmas is supposed to celebrate. His purpose  was to enter into the world and become one of us that He might deliver us from our sins. Jesus is not just any man. He is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14, Colossians 2:9). He is the second person of the Trinity who by being born of the Virgin Mary was made under the law (Galatians 4:4) and subject to the same temptations and limitations that we are. 

Christmas is the celebration of the historical event where God entered into the world I live in so that He might display the perfection and holiness of God and that through His work of living perfectly and also dying on the cross for my sins that all I need do is to  trust in Him and i’ll be saved from the righteous judgment of God.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him,” (John 3:16-17).

Christmas to me is a time of sober reflection, a time to remember how well I have represented the interest of my Father, have I been a hard hearted mule that cannot be tamed or has my life been fertile ground, receiving  and sharing the word, with the grace to change one and perhaps much more. 

The real meaning and purpose of Christmas is supposed to be the time of year where we celebrate the birth of Christ. But, unfortunately, it has become a commercial holiday rather than a religious one and is mostly known as a time for businesses to make money, for people to give gifts, for children to be excited, for parties, etc. The “reason for the season” is supposed to be Jesus, not gifts, not parties and not the innumerable concerts that preach doctrines of the World. Having celebrations and attending parties are not wrong. It’s just that the meaning of Christmas is supposed to be a RECOGNITIONand APPRECIATION of the birth of the one who loves us and died for in our place.

Jesus is the reason for the season

Jesus gives meaning to Christmas. Jesus, who was God in flesh, perfect, pure, holy, and who died on the cross and rose from the dead, is the one who gives the true meaning to Christmas. 

 

Thank you Tmoney for sharing your view.😆

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One response to “Day 3: Tolu Odutola

  1. Tobi

    Yessir. Recognition and Appreciation of the birth of Christ

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