To billions around the world, no time of the year is more eagerly anticipated than the Christmas season. Although, for many people, Christmas can be a depressing season, emphasizing their loneliness and isolation from family. The Christmas season is the time of year with the greatest number of celebrations, but it is also the time of year with the highest death rate.
“How should a Christian celebrate Christmas?” These are questions of concern for many sincere believers. In fact, many believers dislike the season and have refused to celebrate it at all. A number of reasons are given, and while I might agree with some of their concerns and some of the reasons offered against the observance of Christmas, I would not necessarily agree with their conclusions.
Christmas should be celebrated with the spirit of giving and sharing with each other, Matthew 20:28 He said, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” These words show and give a roadmap on how Christmas should be celebrated by Christians. It is visible reveal that Christmas is a time of giving and serving life of one another by all means.
On another note, Christmas should be acknowledged as a season of praying and thanking God for fulfilling his promise. As the angel told it to Mary, the promise had three parts to it: (1) you shall conceive and bear a son. His name is to be Jesus. (2) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. (3) As a King on David’s throne, He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever (Luke 1:29-37). The promise was fulfilled, because Jesus is the One who provides us with salvation therefore Christians should celebrate it with prayer of thanksgiving.
Second Peter 1:4 is another. Again, the writer is speaking about Jesus: “By Him we have been given exceedingly great and precious promises, that through Jesus you may be partakers of the divine nature…” What that verse is saying is that the ultimate promise in Jesus is that through Him we might be one with God. We can have eternal life through the Promise of a Saviour!
As with all of these cynical things, each kinfolk needs to make up their own observances. In my outlook parents should clarify the Christmas traditions and have fun with them, but make sure your children understand the historical roots and use these things to teach the truth behind the traditions.