365 Things I Believe: It’s Christmas

It’s pretty simple really. You may not celebrate Christmas, particularly if you’re Jewish, Muslim or of other faiths. Or perhaps no faith at all.

But try as they might, those who oppose the celebration of Christmas as the recognition of the birth of Christ are simply misguided.

You may not go to church, you may not have a manger scene, you may not put an angel on the top of your tree.

But if you do decorate a tree, or your house, or if you participate in a gift exchange or “holiday” parties, there’s really one reason.

Christmas is all about Jesus. That’s a fact, whether you accept it or not.

Scripture says:

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:6-11

Some will acknowledge this sooner than others. If you haven’t yet, why not start with the Christmas season?

365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.

So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.

This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.

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