Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

December twenty-fifth is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Happy Holidays! (More on that later.) Somehow, it isn’t what it used to be. When I was a child all I worried about was what new gifts I would be getting. Now I spend more time worried out how I’m going to find the time to buy gifts for everyone else and hoping they won’t be too upset with whatever I give them. Next year, I think I’ll just tell everyone that we can just exchange cash. I’ll hand someone a twenty dollar bill and they can hand it back.

Even with all the stress that’s associated with it, I’m glad we have this day to celebrate the birth of our Savior. If that day had never taken place I would not have the opportunity to celebrate an even more special day, August 7, 1983, the day I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I hope that everyone reading this has a similar date that they can go back to and celebrate. We talk about the meaning of the season, but without having a day when you met Jesus there is no reason for the season. Sure, it gives you a time to get together with family and friends, but what good is that if compared to an eternity in hell?

Today we have a reason to celebrate Jesus coming to die for our sins. If you don’t have a reason to celebrate, you can by acknowledging that you are a sinner, believing that Jesus died to save you from you sins and asking God to forgive you of your sins and to save you from the punishment you deserve. If you put your trust in him, he will save you.

Now here’s a quick question. What, seemingly important, word did I not use in this post?