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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?


Why do we worry about the Christmas budget?
Why do we push to work at relationships with family, which can be
especially stressful at Christmas time?
Why do we stress out and wonder if someone will really like a gift we found?
Why do we place a live tree covered with glass ornaments in the center
of our living room?
Why do we clutter our houses with snowy models of villages and happy
snowmen and trees?
Why do we send cards to people we only hear from at Christmastime?
Why do we cook English toffee and bake sugar cookies to decorate with friends?
Why do we take hours to create gifts to give family and friends?
Why do we place figurines of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus under the tree?
Why do we celebrate this holiday with millions of people around the globe?
Why? Why?? Why???
It’s love.
Love caused God to send His only Son to earth, to be born as a human
to a poor teenage girl and her fiancé. (Jesus’ birth started Christmas.)

God loves humans so much He let His Son grow up, and die in order to
pay for the wrong-doing (sin ) of every human ever. We just have to
receive the gift of having our sins forgiven—it’s our choice.

God loves us so much, His son, Jesus, rose from the dead, went back to
heaven, and lives there, praying for us right now. Jesus is the source
where we can get unconditional love to extend to the friend that
offended us, the family member that betrayed us, and get the grace to
forgive ourselves for those things we did that are so hard to forget.

Love compels us to sacrifice, serve, and honor our family and friends
during this holiday season.
We celebrate Christmas because we love.
Love started Christmas, and we get to continue it.

By M. H. Campbell Copyright 2014



Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

4 thoughts on “Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

  1. Lots of questions we all ask, but the answer you gave is Exactly Right! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and thanks for following my blog.


  2. Thank-you for a wonderful post, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, filled with much of that wonderful love of which you spoke, so eloquently.


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