Supposedly, the spirit of Christmas is one of joy, unity, family, love, giving and receiving gifts, and peace. But in reality, VERY FEW people experience those things.
Sadly, most people either do not have a family or are not getting along with family very well. Many are struggling financially even to keep up with their bills, let alone buy everyone they love a gift!
As a result, a lot of people are NOT so happy and peaceful this time of the year. So what’s Christmas like for them?
A disaster! A really depressing time!
Many take time to drink and use drugs, others feel really lonely and depressed, and some even commit suicide.
Now I ask you:
Is that what Jesus meant to promote?
What many people don’t know is that Christmas has very little to do with the spirit of Christ. Jesus never asked us to celebrate His birthday, but He did tell us to celebrate His DEATH regularly. Why? Because the heart of Christ’s message is the cross, not the manger!
It’s more important to have Jesus be born in YOUR HEART than simply knowing the historical fact that He was born 2,000 years ago.
Don’t get caught up in the emotionalism and commercialism of this season. That’s not Christ-like. Don’t put yourself under pressure to get everybody a gift or put up a Christmas tree. And don’t feel left out if you didn’t get gifts.
Instead, focus on the real reason the Lord Jesus came to this world and what it means TO YOU. I guarantee you’ll have a much happier, more productive time.