You’ve heard it said: Jesus is the reason for the season.
(And He is).
I get it. The point is to have us all remember that Jesus should be our focus for the Christmas season, not presents and trees and candy canes.
But, really He is the reason for EVERY season. He should be the focus of every season.
Which doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy all the other things. I think we should enjoy them.
But we should remember where our hearts need to be. Not just at Christmas time, but ALWAYS.
We’re sinners. Every last one of us. Babies are born with a sin nature. No one is immune to sin.
And while most people think they are “good” people, none of us are. Not really. Not when we compare ourselves to the goodness and holiness of God.
Isaiah 64:6 says “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”
And here’s the kicker:
There is nothing we can do about it.
We cannot make ourselves good enough for God, no matter what we do or how hard we try. It is impossible.
Jesus, Who walked this earth as both God and man – He did it for us. He made a way for us to be “good enough” for God. He made a way for us to live eternally with Him, without the fear of ending up in hell – which is what we deserve.
He died for us. He took our sins upon Himself in the ultimate selfless sacrifice.
We just have to believe. That’s it. There’s nothing else we can do anyway.
We just have to believe in Him, and His sacrifice. Believe that He was resurrected 3 days after His death. Believe that we receive His Holy Spirit upon believing. So that when God looks upon us, He doesn’t see the awful stain of our sin anymore. He sees His Son.
How beautiful is that?
Kind of makes all the other distractions in our lives pale in comparison, don’t you think?
And let’s face it. We’re not perfect people. We’re not going to remember to put our focus on Jesus all the time.
But, as believers, we are better off for the times when we do remember.
Because as Philippians 4:7 says “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
So, I hope that each and every one of you that reads this has a wonderful Christmas. I hope that you enjoy the decorating, the presents, and the family time.
But I really hope that you know Jesus. Or that you come to know Him this Christmas.
And I hope that we all remember that He needs to be our focus this season, and ALL seasons.
Because it’s not about the tree.
Not about the presents.
Not about essential oils.
Not about you. Not about me.
It’s all about Him.
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