Merry Christmas everyone!!! We are almost at the end of the year, and I am just getting started with this blog. Thank you for starting with me on this journey so far, and I hope to see you in 2018. I am excited about the future, and I wanted to share with you three brief thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas.
Thought No. 1, This is the day we observe the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This birth is special because this child was born of a virgin, but even more critical is the humble beginnings of Jesus’ birth. The Son of the God who created the entire universe and everything that is in it gave up his position of power and authority and lived the life of a mortal human from birth to death. This was done so that through his perfect sacrifice humanity would be made whole and right with God. Thus, God gave mankind the greatest gift ever.
Thought No. 2, Christmas is the time to celebrate the joy that is found in Jesus Christ and how he changed the course of human history. This celebration could be seen in many different forms. This could be telling the story that surrounds his birth, being together with those you hold close, remember and honor those that have passed away, and even sharing gifts with one another while partaking in your favorite holiday traditions. It is important always to remember that the reason we can laugh, share, and sing on this special day is due to the gift that is Jesus Christ.
Thought No. 3, It is a time for me to be thankful for all the gifts God has given me. The gift of passion for creating music, the gift of family, friends, and the time to say thank you, the gift of opportunities that were afforded me, and the freedoms that people before me gave their lives to secure. I am also thankful for you for reading this blog and being with me thus far. It means so much more than you could ever know and I thank God for you.
TL: DR The true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrating the importance of his coming to save humanity. I take this time to celebrate the joy that Christ brings to all mankind, and I am thankful for all that he has done for me. I also thank you for being with me this year.