You might have heard one of the most respected preacher of the gospel saying we should not celebrate christmas because it is an idol worship or something of such. This post is neither to affirm or contradict this claim (if true), but to give you a chance to judge for yourself.
Ok I agree that the birth of Jesus might not have fallen on the 25th of December and the claim that this particular day used to be dedicated to an idol worship. But Christmas is more than a day, it is about a person.
To go straight to what I intend to do in this post, kindly read this portion of the bible, thereafter you judge, whether it is 25th of December or which ever day, IS CHRISTMAS MEANT TO BE CELEBRATED?
Luke 2:8-12 There were shepherd camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
13-14 At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:
Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
19-20 Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!
The very first announcement of the birth of Christ to the public was by angels in their numbers and enveloped by glory, and in their words, they described the birth as “a great and joyful event”. Which was immediately followed by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises. If you don’t call that celebration, then what do you call it? To me, God was giving us a pattern to follow.
The ball is in your court, it’s up to you to decide. Is Christmas meant to be celebrated? I will rather ask in this manner, Is the birth of Jesus meant to be celebrated?. Whether yours is the 25th of December or any other day of the year, I choose to do like the shepherd, “glorifying and praising God”
DO NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS: REALLY ??? It is up to you. Thank you for reading. Please, share your thought on this. I promise to post it.
And your christmas is not complete if you don’t have KERESIMESI by Olivz ft ADEade
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