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Let’s make it have a lasting meaning

Posted by David DuBois on December 23, 2021

A man by the name of A. F. Wells once stated, “Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year.” For all Christians that statement needs to ring loudly in our ears.

Many people go through the motions of the holidays—buying gifts, baking cookies, and sending Christmas cards, but after it is all said and done, they are left with a longing in their hearts, an emptiness that was not filled by all the festivities of the season.

December becomes a month in which credit cards and stress levels are maxed out. And though precious memories are made on Christmas morning, there is no lasting meaning for the celebration.

For Christians, however, Christmas is a time to celebrate and rejoice that Jesus came down in the form of a baby and brought salvation to an undeserving world. We need keep impressing this message on our children and grandchildren.

Luke 2:14
“Glory to God in the highest,
      and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”


Today, let’s focus our thoughts on the only true and lasting meaning of Christmas, that Christ came down from heaven to bring us gifts that remain even after the day is over: hope, peace, and love.

The birth of Jesus—Savior, Messiah, Lord—translates rather than into despair and dying translates to a permanence of a newness of joy, and eternal life.

So let’s celebrate with joy.
Pastor Dave

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