The Real Reason for the Season

Kaleb Fontenot, Reporter

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The Real Reason for the Season

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is here! You look to see Christmas lights strung from homes, presents under the tree, stockings hanging from the fireplace, and milk and cookies waiting for Santa. Is this really Christmas? Many people get so wrapped up in these ideas of Christmas and forget the real reason for the season. So why do we as Christians celebrate Christmas? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. You see, God sent his only son to be born into our world, to walk in our world, and to bear the weight of sin in the world upon the cross. We celebrate because we have life in Jesus! So remember this season even if you don’t have the most money to buy the biggest gifts, that the best gift you can give anyone is the story of Jesus Christ. And as always… Merry Christmas!!!

Luke 2:4-19 says:
“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.
“And shepherds were living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good tidings of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
“‘This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (NIV)