“I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols.” Isaiah 42:8
I’ve always loved Christmas! I love the holiday season for several reasons that I’ve posted before. While it’s easy to say that Christmas and Easter are times to celebrate Jesus birth and resurrection, the reality is that we tend to celebrate Santa, reindeer, presents, and so many other things over the month of December.
As I’ve grown as a Christian I always wondered whether I’d tell my kids one day about Santa Clause. Yesterday I listened to this message by Keith Moore concerning Christmas, Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, etc. and it answered so my questions I had. Keith goes over the history of Christmas and Easter – it’s very interesting.
My big takeaway: It’s fine to have fun with the traditions of these holidays, but when we start lying to our kids about Santa, and fail to give all of the glory to God with our hearts and lives, it is not ok.
The truth is, God should be a huge part of our lives every day of the year. Christmas and Easter are times where the whole world at least at some point, thinks about God.
As Christians, we need to make God and Jesus as big as we can during this season so instead of pointing others to gifts and tradition, point them to the Creator of the Universe who longs to have relationship with them so much that He sent is Son to be born and die on a cross in order for us to have one.
In this season – give God all the glory He deserves and Point People to Him.
Have a great Christmas – remember why we celebrate!