Here we are in the midst of the “Christmas Season”. There certainly are many reasons to point out how shallow and how commercial modern society’s version of Christmas has become. The birth of the most selfless person to walk the earth being celebrated by accruing worldly goods seems hypocritical at best.
But, let us not become embittered by the world’s misunderstanding of Jesus. I suggest that we take this opportunity to reflect on our Lord and Savior, and steer others toward Him during this Christ-centered time.
In the Isaiah texts we can see some of the prophesying of Jesus. In the Matthew and Luke texts we get some details of the events that occur around the time of His birth in human form. We know that for anyone who sees the birth of the baby Jesus as the most significant part of Christ’s work, they are mistaken. But, let us not get too focused on how people see Jesus incorrectly.
Romans 14:5-8 speaks of how we should regard ‘special’ days and normal days…
“He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord”. Romans 14:6
I think that we, as believers, can participate in our culture’s version of Christmas day while being right with God, just as long as our focus is on the Lord. Just as we should put our God and our Savior foremost in our lives 365 days a year.