I want to go on record as saying I love and Celebrate Christmas. I put up Christmas lights, set up the Christmas tree, buy presents, sing carols, and go to Church. Why? Because it’s very much the Christian thing to do. Bye the way, I also proudly kept up the Santa Clause tradition. Why am I saying this? Why do I feel the need or urge to proclaim this? Because it seems these days like every “Christian” holiday there are people floating their ideas on social median and the internet that these traditions are pagan and against the word of God. “I can’t find Christmas celebrated in the bible”… “the Bible says that the Christmas tree is a pagan symbol”… “Jesus wasn’t born in winter”.
These people can’t see the forest for the trees. They’re getting tripped up by the letter of the Word and missing the whole point. God doesn’t care about our lights, or trees, or seasons. But if they help us draw near to Him and are used to proclaim His saving message then God is definitely glorified in them. That’s what these feast days and Holy Days do for millions of Christians around the world. That’s what they do for me. Praise God the early church developed a church Calendar to guide us into celebrating different aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry. Thank God for the gift of Christmas! It’s one of 2 times a year we can get pagans to hear and experience the truth of the Gospel.
I’m going to keep on celebrating Christmas, regardless of the scripture verses thrown at me. The Church, corporately, has been doing so for nearly 2,000 years. I see no need to stop now.
Merry Christmas everyone!