My Pastor’s sermon hitting my heart – with grace and truth, conviction and joy. I had lost the heart of Christmas, because I had forgotten the very purpose of Christmas.
The purpose of Christmas. Yes, it has a purpose.
The purpose of Christmas isn’t the gifts. It isn’t the tree. The traditions. All of those things are well and good. I think God even gets joy over the traditions that we make as a family – so this post isn’t meant to bring shame to any of those things.
Yet, not one of those things is the purpose.
The purpose of Christmas isn’t even celebrating Jesus birthday. I mean, most would say that this isn’t the time of year that Jesus was born anyways. Sure, I am sure Jesus is happy we remember his birthday – his coming to earth. But that wasn’t the purpose.
The purpose of Christmas was more than a silent night. The purpose of Christmas was the rescue mission of love that God had started all those years before.
The purpose of Christmas is Salvation. Mine. Yours. A Gift to the whole world, if only they will take it.
The Purpose of Christmas
Jesus Christ came for one reason. It wasn’t just to give us a holiday. It wasn’t to see how things were here on earth. Jesus Christ came to this earth because we are sinners. Back in the garden, Adam and Eve made an eternal decision that affected every person born after them. We have a terminal illness called sin, that separates us from the God. It would continue to separate us from the Heavenly Father, if it were not for the rescue mission that he sent Jesus on.
Christmas is that rescue mission. It is love come down. It is the start of redemption.
Every page of the Old Testament points to this coming. This coming to redeem mankind, the ones He created to be worshipers of Him.
God gave us purpose- our purpose is to be a worshiper of Him. Yet, that moment in the garden robbed us of that purpose – and now, as we look at our world today, we see people who are longing to find purpose. They will never find purpose without first finding the true purpose of Christmas.
If Jesus had never came , we would have no redemption story. We would have no purpose.
Maybe you struggle with Christmas. With the materialism, with the way it has changed from that Silent Night, Holy Night. If you struggle with this, get behind the purpose of Christmas. God had a plan for this special time of year – and that is that we would spread kindness and the gospel every where we go.
Christmas has a purpose – and we have a purpose during Christmas time, and all year round. To share the glorious gospel.
Worshiping With My Life,