What Christmas Really Means – The Real Reason for The Season

Christmas Season is indeed amazing, and this time, I saw a lot of my friends sharing posts on social media that they were experiencing the ‘feeling’ of Christmas in the first week of December itself. Yes, Christmas is the season of joy, and more than that, it is the season of loving and giving. And if we are not happy or joyful, then we cannot live up to the tagline of Christmas. Our Christmases these days are celebrated in an entirely different way. Serial lights, Christmas trees, Snowmen, Carols, Turkey roasts, and a lot more. Christmas is actually the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" – John 1:1

This is a well known verse from the Bible, but most of us do not really know what it means. “The Word” refers to “Jesus” here. But looking back at the original Christmas 2014 years from today, you will understand that it was not really a time to celebrate. Mary was conceived through the Holy Spirit, Joseph was trying to find a place for them to stay, while a whole army of men was ordered to kill all the just-born male infants in the city. There was a sword that was always behind Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history As a city with no room for its King While you were sleeping While you were sleeping…

This is an excerpt from the lyrics of the song While You Were Sleeping by Casting Crowns. It describes Bethlehem and Jerusalem as the cities which did not offer a room for the king. Jesus was born in a manger, and it never resembled anything that we use to decorate our homes with. Those mangers look beautiful and inviting, but the real manger where Jesus was born should have been really, really nasty.  The star that we put up in front of our homes was the star that led the Three Wise Men thousands of miles to reach Jesus. That is one reason why the hymn, ‘We Three Kings of Orient Night’  was set in a melancholic tune with these words:

O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light

Against all these odds, Jesus Christ was born, and is the reason why you and me are living today. Christmas is definitely meant to be celebrated, but in all these revels galore, we tend to forget how the birth of Jesus Christ really took place. It is impossible for man to become God, but on this day, God became man. That, my dear friends, is the real story of Christmas. My part as a Christian would not be complete if I do not explain this. Also, December 25th is not the exact birthday of Jesus Christ, and there is no proper proof of that. Anyway, it is close to the date that Jesus was born, and hence there is no harm in considering it as Christmas Day. So, when you celebrate Christmas this year, share this along and please do keep in mind The Real Reason for the Season! Merry Christmas Everyone!

Adapted from a Sermon by Gideon Ganesh
Written and Edited by Kemmy   
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