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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Ask around, and you'll get a variety of reactions: It's about the children, about tradition, about the decorations, about your family, or about the food. Many individuals celebrate Christmas due to presents: giving them and getting them.

Of course , several people say Christmas is all about Santa Claus. Based to a MSNBC poll, 86% of us believed in Santa as a child. Some of us never stop thinking!

Then there are those who will which Xmas is about the birthday of a baby named Christ. They will even read the Christmas story from the Bible and go to a Christmas Eve service every year.

Is it possible, though, that Xmas isn't about any one of those? They may play a part in our celebration of Christmas, nevertheless they are not really what Christmas is meant to celebrate. Holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus, THE SAVIOR.

Individuals two words make all the difference. Without those two words, then the birth of Jesus is merely a nice story about something that happened a long time ago. The reality that a baby named Jesus was born is certainly no reason to go on celebrating for 2000 years. However, the fact that this Jesus who was born is also THE SAVIOR is plenty of reason to celebrate.

"On the night Jesus was born, there were shepherds taking care of their sheep in the fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem. There they were, thingking their own business, when suddenly an angel made an appearance right there among them. This angel a new bright glowing light radiating around him or her, and the shepherds were understandably terrified! But then the angel said: 'Don't be afraid! I provide you with good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the town of Jesse! ' (Luke 2: 10-11, New Living Translation)"

Picture... what if the angel had shown up and said, "A baby's already been born. " How do you think the shepherds would have reacted? They would still be frightened by the appearance of the angel, but would the announcement have carried the same weight? Would they have Celebrity Christmas Strictly Come Dancing still left the sheep alone in the field in order to stumble their way through the darkness to the city of Bethlehem? Would certainly they have got bothered to search for the baby to see Him for on their own? Probably not. They may have found the announcement interesting, but it would not have changed their lives.

Nonetheless it was not simply a child who had been born. It was THE SAVIOR who had been born. He was born to be the Savior of all people-including those shepherds. So they left their sheep and visited find this Savior. And ever since, Christian believers have celebrated Christmas not merely as the birthday of a baby but as the birthday of THE SAVIOR.

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