4 Simple Ways to Convey the True Essence of Christmas

4 Simple Ways to Convey the True Essence of Christmas

4 Simple Ways to Convey the True Essence of Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of the greatest God’s gift to mankind in the form of Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

The Christmas season is a wonderful time to spend with family, relatives and friends. Children and adults are both excited to share gifts with one another to bless and express their love and appreciation for them.

While most of us are busy buying Christmas gifts for our loved ones, let’s not forget the true essence of Christmas—to  reflect upon the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and to celebrate His coming into the world to forgive our sins and to give us everlasting life. 

The Christmas season is also a great opportunity to reach out to others.  It is a great time to bring the message of Christ’s love and His gift of forgiveness.

Here are some ways to express the love of God to others during the Christmas season and to convey the true essence of the celebration.

1. Send Christmas Cards.

Along with your personal Christmas greetings and wishes, don’t forget to include Scripture like Isaiah 9:6 –  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. This Bible verse directs the attention of the recipient to the birth of our savior, Jesus!

2. Host a Christmas Gathering.

Invite some neighbors and colleagues to build relationships. Along with great food, beautiful gifts, chatting and getting to know each other, give a toast with a brief talk about Jesus who is the very reason for the Christmas celebration.

3. Volunteer or donate to your favorite charity. 

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31.  Indeed, this is what Christ commanded us, to love our neighbors and help them whenever we can.   For instance, you can bring gifts to orphanage or adopt a homeless child during the Christmas season.

4. Express your forgiveness to someone who’d done you wrong.

Christmas is the perfect season to forgive someone who has wronged you.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32.  Love does not keep a record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:5.

Christmas is a season of giving and sharing. Let’s make everyday a season of love and forgiveness.