The holidays bring a lot of different feelings. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays worldwide. Celebrated by many, it holds traditions and stories. The meaning of Christmas is talked about often theologically and culturally. For this post, I want to share my meaning of Christmas in a personal sense. Christmas is deeper than presents and decorations.
The Meaning of Christmas
All my life I knew Christmas stemmed back to Jesus and His birth. We would put up our nativity scene and go on with our night. It wasn’t until I was older and had a real relationship with God that I noticed the magnitude of this time.
Like any child, I remember growing up and wanting gifts. Barbies were my thing and I anxiously awaited to unwrap my present and immediately start playing. As the years passed, fewer presents were under the tree and I stopped expecting physical things.
I love the togetherness feelings of Christmas. The warm moments with family and friends, the feeling that you can actually pause and enjoy what’s around you. Christmas is Jesus. He is peace. He is the feeling of stopping and living vividly. In Him, we have these moments eternally and Christmas is a glimpse of this.
Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of a savior. The pivotal point that gave us a chance to eternity. Christmas to me is peace and calmness. I have Jesus to thank for that.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. | Isaiah 9:6
What does Christmas mean to you?