Christmas, a season to remember

Bettie Marlowe
Posted 12/8/17

Christmas is not just a day ... it’s not the date ... it’s not an hour ... it’s a season. And the “season” is determined in a person’s heart by the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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Christmas, a season to remember


Christmas is not just a day ... it’s not the date ... it’s not an hour ... it’s a season. And the “season” is determined in a person’s heart by the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

God set the season and the time.

Jesus must be the focal point of our celebration — or it’s not Christmas at all.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV).”

“Don’t you mess up my Christmas!”

So says the pious celebrator. In other words, “I forbid you to do anything that will take away my pleasure in celebrating Christmas.”

So what would that be? Not getting the desired presents? The ham burning? Bad weather? Mean attitudes? Family not showing up? And so forth ...

How could any of those things impose gloom on a celebration of the greatest gift to mankind? Sure, we know that Dec. 25 is probably not the actual date of Christ’s birth.

We know that some of the things we do in our celebrations came from customs and traditions. But this we also know ... when we do it as unto God, it puts it in a whole different realm ... “we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8 KJV).

Centuries ago, the angel choir proclaimed to the shepherds “keeping watch over their sheep by night” — “... behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people” (Luke 1:10).

Why? Because, in the the city of David, is born a Saviour, “which is Christ the Lord.”

With the proof comes the confirmation of peace and goodwill toward men.

There have been many seasons: of wandering, dry season, wet seasons, seasons of offerings, seasons of harvest, seasons of planting. Ecclesiastes (the Preacher) 3:1 (KJV) tells us “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:” — some are seasons of mourning and some are seasons of rejoicing.

David said, Psalm 42:3-5 (KJV): “My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. (Wonderful!) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance .”

“Therefore will I remember thee ...” (Psalm 42:6 KJV).


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