For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Lk. 2:11 KJV).
The world cannot celebrate Christmas. They certainly enjoy the festivities, partying, gifts, commercial boosts, and family reunions; however, Christmas is much more than the celebration. It finds it’s significance in the birth of the Savior.
The angels announced the joy that accompanies both the birth of Christ, as well as the joy of Who He is and His purpose for coming. The angels declared that He is Christ the Lord, and Savior of the world. The world cannot handle both of these. In fact, the scripture tells us that no man-including you-can say that Jesus is Lord, except when the Holy Ghost works within him to do so. (1 Cor. 12:2).
The world cannot celebrate the Savior. You do not expect the world to hail Jesus, do you? If you do, then you still do not understand the full impact of sin on fallen man. Jesus is both the joy of the Church, and the offense and disgust of the world. It is no wonder why the world tries to replace Jesus in Christmas. For our children, the fun of Santa quickly becomes the purpose and meaning of Christmas- just as the world teaches them. There is certainly no Christmas without Christ, but the world has no pleasure in Celebrating the Savior.
When people are blinded, Satan will give them the alternative to God they are looking for. This already happened with evolution versus creation. It was as though the world was hungry for something that would take God out of the existence picture.
APPLY THE WORD
The Lord loves to see His people celebrate Him. When the meaning of Christmas is Christ, the celebration has “joy unspeakable and full of glory”. So enjoy, eat, drink, rejoice, and celebrate your Savior-without reservation-this Christmas!
Pray for those who do not know the Lord, that their eyes will be opened to see the Man Jesus as the Christ and Lord.