Yesterday I posted a piece from A.W.Pink where he is pretty much against the practice of observing Christmas. He writes “And who is it that celebrates “Christmas”? The whole “civilized world.” Millions who make no profession of faith in the blood of the Lamb, who “despise and reject Him,” and millions more who while claiming to be His followers yet in works deny Him, join in merrymaking under the pretense of honoring the birth of the Lord Jesus.” Those are pretty strong compelling words by Pink, what they do is cause me to have a stronger sense of urgency for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world, as Pink said the whole civilized world celebrates Christmas. The whole world seems to get in on the party, do they really know? Have they seen? Do they realize that God has come to save sinners? The answer is, if we are honest with ourselves is no, they go on with their merry empty celebration.
But we the true believer, the redeemed in Christ, we celebrate the incarnation of Christ… Because we see God in that manger, because we see God on that tree, because we are made alive and raised up with Him in His death and resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. We celebrate Christmas because God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Chris Ephesians 2:4, 5. We celebrate the birth of Christ because He saved us from our sin, because it’s a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all 1 Timothy 1:15. We as true believers celebrate the incarnation of Christ because He has given us eternal life 1 John 5:11 the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
This God-man, the humble servant Philippians 2:5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, will not stay long in that manger, He came to do His Fathers will and said it is finished. He rules now forever on His throne and someday soon will come back as a conquering King to collect what is His mainly us the redeemed. Then all the nations He has made shall come and worship before Him, and they shall glorify His name Psalm 86:9. There is no other name under heaven by way a man can be saved Acts 4:12 that name is King Jesus Repent and believe, then celebrate that God has come to save you a sinner.