Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my readers! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my posts and, at times, providing some fiery debate over them. It has been a lot of fun and I hope to keep it up over the next year.
I posted a little blurb last year about the various days to celebrate over Christmas which you can read here.
As you go through this holiday season please remember why we have a holiday season, which is God who came to earth in human flesh as the fully human Jesus of Nazareth. If Jesus never came, the Holiday Season as we know it simply would not exist; indeed the coming of Jesus was so momentous that it caused Western Civilization to restart our dating system back to “zero”.
Please be sure to give proper devotion and recognition this Holiday Season to Jesus the Savior of the World who came, and, through his life, death, and resurrection, defeated sin, death, and the devil. Jesus, as it were, as the Christ-Child, leaves the gift of himself, which is eternal life and bliss with him, under the tree, if you will, in the homes of everyone in the world. He will not open it for you and he will not force you to take it and if you do not accept it, the gift will never be conferred upon you. So, please, as you consider the next year, please accept this gift that the Christ-Child leaves for you under your tree because Jesus went to his death to make sure you have it as it literally has eternal benefit and consequences; God could not give you any more than he has, which is all of himself for specifically you.
As a side note, I am sure you all have heard of Kris Kringle who people assume to refers to Santa Claus. The fact is, German Christians, like all Christians, anticipate the arrival of the Christ-Child on Christmas morning. In German “Christ Child” is translated as “Christkindl“. When English speaking Christians heard German-speakers say “Christkindl”, they heard, in their English-speaking-brains, “Kris Kringle,” and assumed the German-speaking Christians meant Santa Claus (or Father Christmas, as it were). So, yes, Kris Kingle will be coming this year, as it were, as we celebrate the coming of the Christ-Child every year!
Finally, I saw the little meme image below and I thought it was very funny. For all those who think ‘”X-mas’ takes Christ out of Christmas”, please refer to this image.