25 Days of Christmas – The Reason For The Season
Merry Christmas one and all! Our twenty-five day journey has come to an end. I have just come home from my kids’ apartment after Christmas Eve Service, dinner with friends, and opening presents. This year we kept things pretty simple. The act of writing these devotionals has impacted me more than I thought possible. The extra time in the word effected my heart and therefore my actions. It has served to focus my attention on the Reason for the Season.
We have spent the past 24 days going through the Christmas story. We’ve debunked a few myths. We’ve examined some other possibilities and drawn closer to the advent or coming of the Christ child as we’ve discovered new things about the first Christmas and the babe who was born. But more than anything we discovered what was so special about Christmas Day – Love came down. God, the Son, took on human flesh and blood and came down to earth to live amongst us mere mortals. The God who was there when everything was created came down to be with us. Emmanuel, God with us. He breathed, ate, slept, walked, talked, and loved with us. As a human. As God.
But Christmas is just the beginning of this journey. God came down for us. He came down to pay the price for our sins. He came down to die in our stead so that He might save us. Redeem us. Because He loves us. Unbelievable! That little innocent baby came to this earth to identify with us so He could help us spend eternity with Him. Everything about Christmas points to Easter. Christmas is a beginning, Easter makes our new beginning possible.
As we spend our day celebrating Christmas with our friends and family, take a minute to thank THE one we celebrate. He truly is the Reason for the Season! And just because these Christmas devotions are finished for this year, please check back often. Other tabs will be updated on a regular basis. Here’s wishing you and yours a very blessed, Merry Christmas!