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A LifeGiva Christmas: What Christmas Means To Us

It’s the 25th of December! The time of the year to celebrate the birth of the saviour Jesus Christ. This year, to celebrate, we at LifeGiva have decided to share with you what Christmas means to us. 

We know it’s more than the Christmas trees, never about Santa Claus, and all about Jesus Christ, the Lord and Saviour. Without further ado, here goes:

Tamilore Durojaiye: Christmas reminds me of the faithfulness of God to His word. The fulfilment of prophecies regarding salvation. It’s also a time when I wash plenty plates 🤧.

Ayo Tonia: Christmas is a time of reflection for me. I get to count my blessings, literally. And I get to spend the period with likeminds, family and my circle of friends. I really enjoy it.

Shalom: Christmas shows me the intentionality of the love of God(the entire Godhead). It shows me the length God will go to just to ensure I do not perish. His love made him come in human form, for me. 

Christmas reminds us of the faithfulness of God to His word – the fulfilment of prophecies regarding salvation. Click To Tweet

Then He goes ahead to preserve His gift (Jesus) from Herod who tried to kill Him. Everything just shows the extra mile God will go to show me His love and to fulfill His word – His promise.

Favour: Christmas is really about celebrating the good news of Christ’s birth. His birth is good news because it’s the means by which salvation appears to all men.

I love the Christmas season because it’s an important reminder and it’s a season of celebration – I love any legitimate reason to ‘jaiye jaiye’😌

Kewve: Christmas generally reminds us of God’s intentionality towards saving us and reconciling us to Himself. We see the prophecy of God dwelling amongst men being fulfilled. 

I love the celebration not just because of the reminder, but because my family gathers, and we go all out 😂.

Olufolake: Christmas reminds me of how much God loves me. I’m reminded of God’s salvation plan for me through Jesus Christ. Also, because it’s the last holiday of the year, I love that I get to spend it with my friends and family.

We are celebrating the birth of Jesus and it goes beyond celebrating with family and the eating and the gifts. Click To Tweet

Ifeoma: To me, Christmas reminds me about love and kindness. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus and it goes beyond celebrating with family and the eating and the gifts.

It’s a time of reflection and thanksgiving. It’s a reminder that God loves me because he sent his son to earth to be born of man. 

How intentional is that! 🥺

Boma: Christmas means family to me. Yes, it signifies the birth of Jesus but the first thing that comes to my mind is time spent with family.

The laughter, the food, the cousins you only see once a year, the movies, all of that. That’s what Christmas is to me – A special time spent with my family.

Tosin: Christmas for me is a time to celebrate love. The love God has for mankind so much that He sent His only begotten as at then to come into a wretched world. The beauty of Christmas for me is the humbling love behind incarnation.

Yes, it’s always a time of so many festivities but as much as the festivities are going on, I always encourage that we don’t forget the reason for the season which is God’s love demonstrated in Christ.

Don't forget the reason for the season which is God's love demonstrated in Christ. Click To Tweet

And that despite several misconceptions about Christmas all over the world, we as believers should always remember the manner of love that made God come in human form and be born among us just so he could save us, as no amount of love and gifts being shared during Christmas can be equal to telling this wonderful story of how intentional God is about our salvation to the unsaved.

Christmas shows how intentional God is about us and that demonstrates to a very large extent how intentional we should be about the unsaved as well.

Iyadunni: Christmas for me, is a time to celebrate love. The love of God as displayed through His son Jesus. I also love that even though without full understanding, a lot of people see it as a time to also spread love through giving.

Christmas is a time to reflect on the depth of God’s love. He chose to become a man just to save us. Click To Tweet

I love that in another light, it’s a time where families come together in love, merry, warmth and bonding…it portrays the semblance of ‘Christmas’.

I also see it as a time where in light of the season, the gospel should be preached. So people get a grasp of the real essence of the season.

David: Christmas is a time to reflect on the depth of God’s love. He chose to become a man just to save someone like me. Also, it is a time to hang out with friends and family, as the year comes to an end. Then finally, it is a time to sample delicious meals. 😁

Moyinoluwa: Christmas is a season of love. It’s that season that makes us intentional about giving. 

Jesus was always intentional with His giving, so sharing love in the season He was born makes it very significant. Christmas is my favourite time of the year!

Chisom: Asides from the fact that it ushers in the plan for redemption, it’s also a season of rest. 

I love the way Christmas fills the air with love, joy and celebrations, it just feels like the world suddenly receives this newness of life that brightens everywhere.

Christmas always makes me feel like a child. It’s always a time when my childlike faith is renewed and I’m sincerely grateful just for being alive and being in Christ.

Christmas fills the air with love, joy and celebrations, it just feels like the world suddenly receives this newness of life that brightens everywhere. Click To Tweet

Sommy: Christmas to me means love and a season of giving. It is also my favourite holiday of the year. As a believer, I look forward to celebrating Christmas because it serves as a reminder of the birth of Jesus and his love for mankind.

Moyo: Christmas is a time of joyful and sober reflection for me. Remembering our Lord’s incarnation. (Philippians 2:5-7)

I’m in awe of His intentional dedication to us while we were yet unworthy. The cost of redemption for people who don’t deserve it. And I consider if I’m reflecting that same dedication to him and his cause. It’s an opportunity to evaluate my worship and consecration.

How many people did I preach to in the past year?

How many people got saved because I preached to them?

How many people are growing in the light of God’s Word and serving him because I am showing them how to?

What are my plans to do better in this regard in the new year?

Beyond the carols and festivities, this is truly celebrating Christmas to me.

Success: Christmas to me is about the birth of our Saviour. It’s a time when my family both nuclear and extended, comes together to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Christmas is about the birth of our Saviour. Click To Tweet

Now that you’ve heard from us, what does Christmas mean to you? Let us know in the comments section.

Merry Christmas! 

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Omobolanle Abiola is a young Christian lady who's currently trying out new things while finding her authentic self (in Christ, of course). She loves to read, draw and engage in interesting conversations (amongst other things).
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