Does the title of this blog sound selfish to you? In the materialistic society that we live in, we are bombarded with advertisments for what should be under our trees. Tickle Me Elmo, 42 Inch HDTVs, X-Box 360, Diamond Jewelery, etc. Advertisers try and convince us that this season is really about what we need....I mean want.
The truth is the season is all about us. It is not for the reasons that we may think. Christmas is a time for celebrating the birth of Jesus. We often say that He is the reason for the season. When we look at why he came to this earth, we see that he came for us.
Luke 2:8-12 (NLT) "8 That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, 10 but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! 11 The Savior — yes, the Messiah, the Lord — has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!"
Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He came for you. You are the reason that he was born. You are the reason that he came to live on this earth. You are the reason he died and rose again.
This holiday season, remember that in God's eyes, You are the reason for the season.