Today is Christmas, and it is a Sunday. My family and I are gathering at GBC at 10 a.m. When I was asked why I will be going to church on Christmas morning, my response was “because He is the reason for the season.”

I was not prepared for the response in return. With great vehemence, I was reminded that this holiday began as a pagan celebration of winter solstice and Christians hijacked the season and the celebration. I was flabbergasted by not only the partial truth, but also the anger behind the vehemence. I didn’t respond then – I let it go.

Today seemed like a good day to address Christmas – why Christians say Jesus is the reason for the season – and to wish you the very best Christmas Day. However, the post I had written I’ve decided to edit severely.

Instead,

May your day be filled with what I long for … Jesus, His hope, His love, His joy, and His peace.

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What is Christmas?

Wikipedia has a great page dedicated to Christmas – To quote Wikipedia, “the belief that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than the exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.”

If you don’t celebrate Christmas because of Christ, but you’d like to know more about Him and why I believe He is the only reason to celebrate, please contact me.

May your Christmas be filled with all you long for. I’ll see you, here, in the new year.