I remember when I was a little boy, Christmas was everything to me back then we would wake up early on Christmas day, have our bath in time all so we could put in our “Christmas clothes”, though we had nowhere to go we would just run around the compound or neighbourhood with other children showing off our Chirstmas clothes, it was a lot of fun, accompanied with lighting of “banga”, bisco and “Ina Oloun” (firecrackers)
And the Christmas food! Oh yes the food, the rice and chicken was always worth the 365 days wait, there was just something different about it.
Fast forward a few years and I am an adult, Christmas means a day I don’t have to go to work (yippee..that’s if I am not on duty at work) but more importantly Christmas reminds me of what I call the starting point of every Christian’s salvation, the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
So it’s a day for merrymaking with family and loved ones and also a day of thanksgiving to Jesus for coming to this world to grant us bail from the prison of sin.
Christmas now isn’t just some childhood celebration in new clothes and shoes with rice and chicken, it’s a day to sit back thank God for Jesus Christ and now merry with the understanding that Jesus was born on that day to fulfil a purpose, He fulfilled it and that’s why we celebrate…
Merry Christmas everyone.
Thank you Niyi for sharing your view.😆