Christmas isn’t about you.
Although it might seem like it, with all the gifts, parties, and eggnog, one could think it was all about them very quickly. But it’s not.
Christmas is about Jesus. He is all that your Christmas will ever need, in fact, He is all your life will ever need.
And just in case you’ve missed it, here are three essential things to remember about what Christmas means.
Christmas means God’s victorious light came down into our darkness.
Lights are one of the main attractions during the Christmas season. Some will sit in their car for hours just to look at a well-decorated house with all the twinkling lights. We love our Christmas lights.
But let’s not forget that Christmas is about the true light from heaven coming down to us.
John 1:1-5 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
No matter how dark your life might seem right now, the light of Jesus can shine the darkness away. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Christmas means that you have the right to become God’s child.
John 1:9-13 tells us that, “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
There is nothing better than to be a son or daughter of God. Christmas means that we have the great privilege, through Jesus, to become part of God’s family.
You might come from a great family, or you might come from a broken family. Christmas is about God wanting you to be part of his eternal family.
Christmas means that God came down to earth for you.
The doctrine of the incarnation is an essential belief of the Christian faith and fundamental teaching of Christmas.
John 1:14 tells us that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
God came down to earth by way of Jesus Christ to save you from your sins. You didn’t have to climb to the heavens or accomplish some great achievement. Instead, God came down to you.
It was the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit. As Matthew 1:1 says, “the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.”
So, what’s Christmas about? It’s about how much God has done for you.