This year, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. Are you planning on taking your family to church this Christmas Day?
Some questions for us to consider in light of Christmas Sunday…
- The reason for the season: When we cancel church services on Christmas Sunday or choose to stay home on this day are we as Christians showing that JESUS is truly the REASON for the SEASON?
In the gospel of Matthew we read, “And she [Mary] shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). This is the reason for this season.
- The value we are placing: What are we showing that we value? How do we show that we value our Savior when we cancel Christmas Sunday service or choose to stay home on the day we claim to celebrate His birth? What value are we placing on Christ?
The value of Christ is spiritual life to those who place their faith in His perfect sacrifice on our behalf.
- The message we are sending: What message are we sending to our children and unsaved family members when we choose to stay home instead of going to church just because Christmas falls on a Sunday?
When the message of Christmas is, Christ putting of flesh, dwelling among us in order to one day be our PERFECT SACRIFICE, shouldn’t we take this opportunity to celebrate this message with our church family and also to invite others who normally don’t attend church to hear this life-changing message?
- The love we are showing: The message of Christmas is the message of God’s amazing love for us.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son [Jesus], that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation [the atoning sacrifice] for our sins” (1 John 4:10).
Making a sacrifice to go to church to celebrate the birth of our Savior shows the importance that we place upon the first advent of Christ and the purpose for which He came to this earth. It is a way of displaying our love for Christ. After all, our gift of eternal life is the precious gift of the Son. Shouldn’t we show Him how much we love Him?
I want to urge you to consider attending a Bible believing church this Christmas Sunday and celebrate the birth of the greatest Gift ever given—God’s greatest Gift of His Son. O come, let us adore Him!