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Mary Fairchild

A Child Is Born for You and Me!

By December 25, 2013

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Christmas Joy
It's sad how angrily some Christians protest the idea of celebrating Christmas. They grouch about the pagan roots associated with the holiday and insist that Christ never meant for us to commemorate his birth.

To me, Christmas is a time of joy. The resounding message in our Christmas celebrations ought to echo with notes of joy—joy to the world, joy to you and me! My basis for this is Luke 2:10-11, when the angel announced, "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior--yes, the Messiah, the Lord--has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!"

The good news of Christmas is the gospel. It's about the greatest gift of all time—God gave us Jesus Christ, his Son, who brings great joy to everyone who receives him. The purpose of Christmas is to share this gift. And what a perfect opportunity! It's a holiday that focuses on the Savior of the world. That is why I celebrate Christmas.

If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior and you'd like to experience great joy, may I invite you to receive his gift of salvation right now, and join me in celebrating Christmas? It's very simple. Here's how:

If you've just received Jesus .... Merry Christmas! Why not celebrate by telling someone? You can leave a comment below or post a note on my facebook page.

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Comments
December 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm
(1) Jim says:

Christ wasn’t born on Dec.25th as Luke stated, “the shepherds were out in the fields”; they are not out in the wintertime. Of all God’s servants in the new and old testament, none practiced “birthdays”. In Luke Ch.19, Jesus tells us how he wants to be remembered;it was not his birth. It is a pagan custom adopted by the churches. Not practiced by true Christians today. Or even when Jesus walked the earth!

December 25, 2008 at 5:59 pm
(2) Brad says:

It’s really ashame that so many christians serve a God that does not allow them to have the joy of celebrating the birth of their precious Saviour. It’s not about the calendar day of the year but about His first coming to us and became one of us. Too bad they are so bound by their legalistic chains that no joy is permitted in their lives. Christ came to make us free from the chains!
Romans 8:1-2 1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Happy Birthday JESUS!!!

December 25, 2009 at 11:33 am
(3) Ken Summerlin says:

First of all, lighten-up, Jim. We realize that December 25th probably wasn’t Jesus’ actual birthday. We also realize that the wise men were not really there either or that there were 3 of them. Be careful defining who are or are not “true Christians”.

We are, as Rick Warren points out, celebrating the Good News! Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
(4) Jesse says:

ummmm…no mention of repentance in the “plan of salvation.” easy-believism…

December 24, 2010 at 9:15 am
(5) Vedis says:

Even so jesse, i do believe that to make it at the feet of Jesus, to begin with repentance is a must. And accept that you are a sinner. Humble yourself before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

December 24, 2011 at 9:43 am
(6) Dan says:

Only those whose hearts are not filled with God’s love would question the celebration of Christmas. Christmas is about love. God loves mankind so much that he gave us Jesus to live among us and then die for us, just so we could be saved and have eternal life. Christmas and Easter are both special occasions the we should especially recognize and thank our God for his grace and mercy on our souls. Merry Christmas to one and all!

December 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm
(7) Robert D. says:

One of the amazing things about the truth of the Gospel: the laws were fulfilled by Christ.. all of them. We are set free from their judgement. All things are now possible , not all beneficial. Celebrating our saviour is not a matter of how but who. One man holds a day Holy , another holds each day the same.. let each be convinced of it and let not another judge your freedom. If we understand that.. then the holidays matter little. There is not longer ,’do not touch , do not handle’.. these all perish with the use.. but joy and peace in the Holy Spirit of God. So Christmas trees seem like the pagan trees of foul worship.. so what.. we do not worship a false God. We are free! Our heart is clean in faith and good conscience. Let no man judge your freedom. I praise God for Christ and Hanukkah is my celebration of Him. God is the judge.. not man. Keep good conscience and forgive , bless one another.. yes love one another.

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