As the Christmas Holidays are approaching and we are decorating our houses and running around buying gifts; we should also keep in mind the real reason for the season. The concentration of the Christmas Holidays should be the celebration of Jesus Christ birth, and what he has meant to the world. According to President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, we find more joy in the season if we make our Savior the foremost focus during Christmas.
Overall, by keeping Christ in Christmas it expresses the character, love and spirit of Christ that dwells in you, by allowing these traits to shine through our many actions. Not only is the Season of Holidays about the birth of our Savior, but it is also the season of giving. For example, in Acts 20:35 Jesus states, that it is more blessed to give rather than receive. Therefore, during the holidays take a part in giving to others especially the less fortunate who cannot repay you.
There are many actions that you can take part in to keep Christ in Christmas. Intentional living suggests reading the Christmas story in Luke 1:5-56 through 2:1-20. I also encourage you to take part in visiting a Christmas Church service. Uniquely, keeping Christ in Christmas is so easy to accomplish and the act of doing so means a lot to many. However, according to Evangelical Alliance, 51% do not keep Christ in Christmas. Therefore, as the Holiday season is approaching, I ask you to remember the real reason for the season by keeping Christ in CHRISTmas.
Courtney Northam grew up in Livingston and is currently a student at Angelina College.
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