It starts when there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world would be counted and taxed (Luke 2:1).
There was a girl named Mary, and an angel came to her and told her she was going to have a baby. The angel said his name would be Jesus (Luke 1:31), the king of the Jews. He was God’s only Son.
The angel also told Joseph, Mary’s betrothed husband, the same thing.
Both traveled to Bethlehem, but there was no room for them in the inn. However, they found shelter in a stable and Mary gave birth to Jesus.
There were angels who proclaimed his birth. Shepherds in the fields heard from an angel who told them to not be afraid because the angel was bringing them good tidings of great joy!
What joy you ask? The angel’s message was, “Unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
The angel then told the shepherds how they would find him. “This shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger (Luke 2:14).
This is what Christmas is all about. Christmas is not about sitting on Santa Claus’ lap and telling him what you want for Christmas. Christmas is about giving not getting. Christmas is not about Santa Claus, it is about the birth of Jesus Christ the savior of the world.
Do you know why people put a star on their Christmas tree? Because it represents the star over the stable.
Santa Claus is just there to confuse kids and divert their attention from Christ to Santa. We should keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, who is the reason for the season.
The only reason why we celebrate Christmas is because it’s the birth of Christ. So, that is the reason for Christmas. So I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!
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