What’s the big deal about

Christmas
2
God is no longer invisible

anyway?
1
God has fulfilled a promise

Did you know the word holiday comes from two words “holy” and “day.” It tells us that something special has happened on this day, which is worth celebrating and remembering for generations to come. Christmas is one of these very special “holy days” and here are 3 reasons why!

3
God offers salvation o

For thousands of years, people believed that if they placed their hope in the One true God, and followed His commandments, He would protect them (Psalm 90). The Prophet Isaiah predicted the Lord Himself would give us a sign of this promise. A virgin will give birth unto a Son, and His name will be called “Immanuel” which means “God is with us.” On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ, who is the Son of God. He came through the Holy Panagia named Mary.

Through the event of Christmas, which is Jesus’ birthday, God makes Himself seen and known to us. Heaven and earth are joined. Shepherds see angels proclaiming the birth of Christ and His glory on earth. A star left the sky to lead three Astrologers or Magi from Persia, to find Christ. This was their job to know the stars, so for them, it was something truly spectacular that they had never seen before, and converted them into believers!

We learn from the Apostle Paul that when the fullness of time was come, hen God sent forth His son, made of a woman, to redeem us (Galatians 4). ( By becoming one of us, God is able to save us. He restores His creation that has been fallen since Adam and Eve and offers us a way back into Paradise through the birth of Jesus Christ. The Church calls us to come and worship the newborn child, the Messiah, who is fully God and Man, and to give glory to Him who is the greatest of all gifts on earth.

“The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalm 45

“Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6

“How could the human race go to God if God had not come to us?” St Irenaeus of Lyon

What do the gifts mean?
GOLD = Jesus is King and is worthy of glory MYRRH = Jesus is Man and will be buried with His death FRANKINCENSE = Jesus is God and will ascend to the Father

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful