Published On: Tue, Dec 24th, 2013

Christmas is His birthday

Dear Editor:

In honor of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and in celebration of His birthday I would like to share a few words of my own as well as some words from a card I received last Christmas.

I do not celebrate just a happy holiday, I celebrate the birthday of the risen Christ, the greatest gift ever given. I celebrate Christmas. Without Christ  there would be no reason to celebrate at all. He deserves all glory and honor because He alone is the “Reason for the Season.”

Now for the beautiful message from the card. On the front it reads:

God’s Gift

Little baby on the hay, soon there’ll be another day when nails shall pierce your hands and feet as you provide our sin’s defeat.

Risen Jesus on the throne, we lift our praise to you alone – for you’re the gift that we receive the moment that our hearts believe.

On the inside of the card:

This Christmas, as you consider all the awesome things that have come to you through Jesus, God’s perfect gift, remember that it is but a taste of all good things that are yet to come.

Thanks be to God for His unspeakable (indescribable) gift – II Corinthians 9:15. No language can praise it enough.

At Christmas time as we share gifts let’s remember the generosity of God toward us. He gave us His Son. So keep Christ in Christmas. Celebrate Him. It’s His birthday. Don’t leave out the “guest of honor.”

Merry Christmas to all and to all a very Happy New Year.

Janet Quick

Lewisburg