If you’re feeling a big scrooge-y about Christmas, I have a fresh way for you to look at the Christmas celebrations. I understand you might feel delighted and thankful for Jesus but you’re not really connecting the dots between you and Bethlehem. So I am here to help you to make Christmas a wonderful celebration once again.
I had been thinking of this already for a few weeks when I stumbled upon this quote from Corky Calhoun which sums up my thoughts pretty well: “Christmas is our birth story, for without it none of us are ever born again.”
Just like none of us were here without our ancestors, we would not be spiritually alive without Jesus. Because of Jesus, every single human being can become spiritually alive and live forever. Just accept this indescribable gift.
And the testimony is this: God has given us eternal life [we already possess it], and this life is in His Son [resulting in our spiritual completeness, and eternal companionship with Him]. He who has the Son [by accepting Him as Lord and Savior] has the life [that is eternal]; he who does not have the Son of God [by personal faith] does not have the life. (1 John 5:11-12, AMP,*)
Connecting the dots between you and Bethlehem
Just like the birthdays of our grandparents remind us we are alive because of them, Jesus’ birthday reminds us we are spiritually alive because of him. Hence Jesus’ birthday is in a way our spiritual birthday.
So we have a lot to celebrate! Being spiritually alive means we are eternally alive in Jesus. Nothing beats this. Nothing. We are called to revel in this eternal connection. And that’s what Christmas is about. Jesus came so we could be connected to Almighty God. Forever and ever. Hallelujah!
You’re so good to us.
How amazingly you’ve arranged everything so that only by believing in Jesus we can receive eternal life and happiness with you.
We thank you and praise you and we take you up on your offer.
Thank you for making us spiritually alive.
Help us to live in your Spirit every single day.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you connecting the dots between you and Bethlehem? What do you think about celebrating Christmas also as your spiritual birthday?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you celebrate Jesus and being spiritually alive in Jesus!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)