Christmas is CHRIST
By Dennis Love
Have you stopped to think about the fact that when people start taking CHRIST out of Christmas, all you have left is a MAS? And the “M” in Mas without Christ stands for a MESS. The “A” in Mas without Christ stands for NO ACCESS to God. And the “S” in Mas without Christ stands for STRESS. So, without Christ in Christmas, all you have is a mess, no access to God, and a lot of stress. So, without Christ, there is no Christmas.
The Bible plainly teaches us that before Joseph and Mary ever consummated their marriage, that Mary was a virgin and that the Holy Spirit came to her and planted a little tiny seed in her womb, and she became pregnant with the Lord Jesus. Now that was a supernatural event, and it cannot be explained, but I’m thankful I know a God and serve a God who is beyond human explanation. I’m thankful that He does things that mere humans cannot explain. Jesus was virgin born and that’s very, very important! It’s so important that I don’t believe you can be born-again unless you embrace this Biblical doctrine. So, before Mary was physically involved with her husband Joseph, she found out she was going to have a baby. It was a supernatural miracle from God.
The Holy Spirit put the baby in the womb of Mary. I say this because that is what Christmas is all about. It’s not about Rudolph and Frosty even though you might enjoy watching them. It’s not about holiday parties and get-togethers even though it is good to be with others. Christmas is not a holiday, it’s a Holy Day. Thanksgiving is not a holiday. It too is a Holy Day when we as Christians stop and recognize just how blessed we are, and to give thanks to the One who has blessed us.
So, this is not a season of holidays, it is a season of Holy Days. But some people would say, “Why do you Christians make such a big deal out of Christmas? It’s just another birthday!” Oh, but it’s not just another birthday. It’s a big deal because there was a woman who was a virgin that had never known a man, and the Holy Spirit of the living God came upon her and planted the Son of God in her womb, and she gave birth to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I think that’s a really big deal. So, let’s put out some lights! Let’s put up some trees! Let’s put out some decorations! Let’s sing! Let’s worship! And let us not say happy holidays. Let us not write Merry Xmas. Let us not say season’s greetings. But let us say with some joy and excitement in our voices, “Merry Christ-mas” the Christ who was virgin-born, the Christ who lived a sinless life, the Christ who died on an old rugged cross, the Christ who was buried in a tomb, the Christ who rose from the dead, and the Christ who is soon coming again to receive His church unto Himself, that’s what Christmas is all about. And without Christ, we would have no Christmas at all, because Christmas is Christ!
Dr. Dennis Love is the Senior Pastor at Glenwood Baptist Church in Marion, NC. He and his wife Vicki have been married for 39 years. They have been in Marion for 5 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren. You can visit the Glenwood Baptist Church Facebook page or The Glenwood Baptist Church Website
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