It’s funny how you see Christmas written as X-mas. Some folks think that X-mas is just short for Christmas but what is really going on is that Christ is X’d out. You hear so often during this time of year, people saying don’t take Christ out of Christmas. Well, I wanted to share in this post that you can’t take out what you didn’t put in. Christ is in Christmas and it was planned that way from the foundation of the world. God knew Adam would sin and cause us to be separated from Him (God) so God planned for His son to come to earth to redeem man unto Himself. Revelations 13:8 teaches us that the lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. God saw the end from the beginning. Sometimes we give people too much credit. We are not in the same category as God, and there is no earthly way we can make the decision to take Christ out of Christmas. What we can do is choose to receive or reject the free gift of salvation that is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. You aren’t taking Christ out of Christmas, you are rejecting Jesus all together. That’s really what’s going on. It’s funny how folks don’t boycott the holidays and demand to come to work and refuse to put up a tree and lights. I have never heard of anyone refusing presents because they are boycotting the season.
Let’s take a look here at Ephesians 2:8. We are saved by grace (that is God’s ability). You can’t save yourself. Your salvation comes through faith. What you are doing is accepting Christ. You are accepting the fact that Christ is not only a part of Christmas, but a part of your life. You have dedicated your life to Him. Let’s be very careful here as we look at the last scripture for this post. Matthew 10:33 teaches “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” This is a very important lesson to us. If we are fearful of saying Merry Christmas and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Jesus will tell the Father that He(Jesus) does not know us. Jesus’ present day ministry is to intercede for the saints of God, that’s why when you pray you should always pray in the name of Jesus. Having Jesus deny that He knows you puts you in an awful place forever. So, no it’s not happy holidays and it’s not a holiday tree, it’s not winter break . . . it’s not about the non biblical songs about santa and reindeer; it’s Merry Christmas – and thanks be to God for sending Jesus to pay our debt and put us back in right standing with God. Merry Christmas and have a great rest of the week.