“I am the reason for the season!”
The pastor made this profound statement during his sermon: “Jesus is not the reason for the season.”
People in the congregation looked shocked. What was he saying: We all know that “Christ”mas is the celebration of the birth of the Christ child—the Messiah.
The point he attempted to make is that it was because of the sin of mankind that God promised to send a Savior to reconcile His people back to Himself. Since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, we are all under the curse of sin.
It wasn’t something Christ needed to do for Himself. He came to die for me and for the sin of the whole world.
Christmas is indeed a special time to remember that Christ came to earth to take on His human form—to live among men. He set the standard of how He wants us to live and love.
This Christmas, may His love manifest itself in our hearts and shine forth in thankfulness for the greatest gift of all—salvation through our Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes, I am the reason this season was necessary.
Luke 2:10-11: “And the angel said unto them, fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior Who is Christ the Lord.”