Don’t just make Christmas memories. Make Jesus’ birth something that daily touches your heart and directs your life. The purpose of the Christmas holidays is to give Jesus praise. “O Come Let Us Adore Him.” Perhaps the best way to celebrate the birth of Jesus is to listen to and follow Him everyday.
Christmas isn’t just a seasoning to spice up your holidays. It’s a bold declaration that God became a human being.
It’s easy to celebrate the birth of Jesus yet neglect to interact with Him in the present. Try not to go through Christmas in a holi-daze and miss lmmanuel. Find Him in Matthew 1:23. Don’t settle for a blue Christmas when Christ wants to fill you with His love, forgiveness, joy, and peace.
As you celebrate Christmas, remember that Christ was born so that you could daily hear and obey Him. (Do you?) Between the birth of Jesus and His second coming is the present moment where we can experience His wonderful presence!
Christ’s birth in Bethlehem comes alive with wonder and power when Christ is born in you! Christmas is about Immanuel (God with us). If God is really with us, perhaps we could let Him personally lead us when we gather in Jesus’ name? There was no room for Jesus to be born in the inn. Is there any room for Him to come alive in and take over your church?