The landscape of the Christmas Season is one of miss-directions, for the Christmas season takes us down many paths. One path we may be pulled down is the remembering of Jesus and His birth, and that is a good thing. There are other paths that are not so good. For instance the season may cause us to dwell on our current troubles, losses, or past experiences that we would just as soon take a breather from rather than reminisce about, but the season causes those memories to keep popping up in all their rawness. The season may also pull us toward certain temptations, or habits that we are weak in, and therefore, Christmas becomes a time of extra diligence on our part to avoid temptations.
In a season that can cause miss-direction let us open our Bibles and see the true reason for the season:
1. 1John 3:5, “He appeared so that he might take away our sins.”
2. 1John 3:8, “The reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
3. John 14:9 [Jesus said] “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” From this verse we might say, “Jesus came to reveal God to us.”
4. Heb 9:28, “He [Jesus] will appear a second time not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” From this verse we can say, “Jesus came so that he can come back again.”
Remember the reason,