Who’s Missing Christmas?
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
There will be many people this year that will miss Christmas for one reason or another. You may ask, “How can this be, with all the advertising and holiday spirit going on?” Even though many are “celebrating” Christmas, they don’t know what Christmas is truly about. For us who are Christians, we too can get caught up in the magic of the moment and forget about the One who came so long ago.
Sometimes, with the hustle and bustle of Christmas we become preoccupied with all the presents, the food and other fun activities. The innkeeper in Bethlehem, said, “There’s no room for you in the inn.” Was he being unsympathetic to Mary and Joseph? No! It was just too busy, too hectic for the innkeeper to take notice of them.
The angel of the Lord came to shepherds the night Jesus was born. Out of all the many people in Bethlehem, they were chosen to hear the angel of the Lord proclaim, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” What a marvelous sight to behold! There are times when people miss out on Christmas because of religion, traditions and preoccupation with all the activities. The shepherds didn’t miss Christmas the religious Jews missed the glories of heaven proclaiming the birth of Christ.
There are many ways to miss Christmas, one of which is unbelief. If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in His name, Christmas will become real to you. But, if you don’t know Christ and have never believed in who He is, you will miss out on the true meaning of what Christmas is. I urge you today to put your faith and trust in the Christ of Christmas that you may know and understand the significance of His birth.
Lord, I am trusting in You today and believing You are everything that Scripture says You are.