Have you ever stopped to think why the entire World celebrates Christmas? And what exactly are we celebrating?
The simple answer to why the World celebrates Christmas is because the Bible is translated in over 704 languages world-wide and another 1551 languages for the New Testament. The first book of the New Testament is Matthew which defines the events leading to the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. “But while he thought on these things behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying , Joseph, thou son of of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost”. Matthew 1:20.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins”. Matthew 1:21
The Bible describes how Jesus was conceived in Mary and that Joseph was chosen to be the father by God. Joseph, the son of David who was one of God’s most trusted earthly prophets, and yes, the same David from David and Goliath lore. While the world celebrates Christmas and Peace and Goodwill towards your fellow man, it is important to remember the true meaning of the celebration. The celebration is much more than the birth of Jesus, it was actually the birth of a man being the only son of God who walked on this earth for but a few years as a human. In his time on earth he tried to impart the word of God on everyone and everywhere he went. He also waged battle against Satan. He performed miracles along the way and was eventually crucified on a cross out of fear that Jesus was blasphemous and pretending to be someone he was not. In todays times, more than ever we need to steady our spiritual relationship with God and Jesus Christ. A great way to start is the first book of the New Testament Matthew. You will truly be immersed in the story and hopefully have more thought on what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.