My favorite holiday ever, will always be Christmas. I decorate in LOTS of lights and Christmas decor and go all out to celebrate the birth of Christ. It makes you feel good and a little better about mankind. You see and think about others more than any other time of the year.
The excitement, anticipation, joy, and anxiousness of Christmas is something that most of us learn from a young age. I am guilty of passing this on to my children. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, I just don’t want them to be anticipating for the wrong reasons.
The ultimate gift, can never be topped. On the downside, the whole reason that Christmas is here in the first place has been so desecrated on, that it stinks. Everything that God has given us as good, satan has counterfeited, to steal away the truth and meaning of it. Christ is all but foreshadowed during His own celebrations, due to commercialism and greed. Satan will do what he can to get our hearts and eyes off of the greatest gift that has ever been given to mankind.
The exchanging of presents is a celebration and representation of Jesus’ birthday. I love to give as well as receive. Making someone’s day a little brighter is sooo worth it to me. I do not teach my children Santa Claus. (No offense to anyone who does.) Nor do I judge anyone who does. I want my kids to know the true meaning of why we exchange gifts, that we are celebrating the birthday of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and we would not have anything without the provisions of a loving God. God is the One who makes it possible for us to have anything.
With that being said, it is sickening and saddening to see what a “greed fest” this season has become. If proof is needed for that, just pull up some videos on Youtube of the “Black Friday” sales. When people will actually fight each other just to save a couple of dollars on something that they probably don’t need anyways, is a very sad thing.
We really need to get back to the basics of Luke 2:10 and other references of the Bible of Christ birth. Since “He is the reason for the season” in the first place.