5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

During the end month of each year – December, people are all excited to celebrate Christmas. Plans and checklists are uniquely made for December 24-25; what to cook, what to buy for gifts, what to decorate, what theme of the party, what dress to wear, and many more endless activities and events. But why do we even celebrate Christmas?

Did you notice? That most people forget the real heart of why we are celebrating the nativity of Jesus (peace be upon him). Most are all excited and looking forward to material goods. Most are all excited about their 13th-month pay and other bonuses during December.

Most Christmas enthusiasts are eager to know how many cash gifts they will receive, what wrapped gifts they’ll get, and which parties they’re attending. Others are busy planning dinners, cooking, preparing for the family, friends, and no one forgets about the alcohol. Yes! The liquor will make them intoxicated because that’s a celebration.

Did you notice? Christians are mostly using Christmas to get one’s own desires and wishes rather than really concentrating on Christmas’s true meaning. It’s a sad reality.

But hey! It’s Christmas!
We are here to remind each other and give love to each other.

Here are the Five Ways to Celebrate Christmas

1. Purifying Our Intentions of Celebration.

This is the most critical means of celebrating Christmas. Our intention of celebration must be truthful and pure. Our eagerness to celebrate Christmas must be about giving thanks and honoring our God Almighty that He has shown His love to us by the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our intention must be to praise and worship God Almighty during our prayers, visit churches, attend mass or lecture services, and or even fast.

2. Teaching Our Children the Essence of Christmas.

It’s our duty and obligation to teach children the essence of Christmas. Proverbs 22:6 (Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.) reminds us that we must impart to young people the good news about Christmas rather than teaching them to expect extravagant Christmas gift like monies, expensive toys and or gadgets. We must guide them to learn more about God’s law, how to pray and give praises to our God Almighty and our Savior Jesus Christ, and love others.

3. Remembering the Teaching of Jesus Christ.

One of the most essential teachings of Jesus Christ is to love one another. The golden rule says, β€œDo unto others what you want others do unto you.” Sharing your blessings with good intentions, either monetary or non-monetary, is one simple yet meaningful way of showing that we are indeed followers of Christ.

Receiving gifts with the purest appreciation regardless of the amount or price we received from others as a Christmas gift is the right way to show love and respect. It’s a refreshment to the soul to open our hearts to others by appreciating and complimenting them during this special season, giving a light feeling and smiles on their faces.

4. Season of Reflection.

Christmas is indeed a season of reflection. After all, the reason why God Almighty let Jesus to be born and live is because of us; it’s because of you. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Therefore, it’s an excellent time to reflect and review oneself. It’s the best time to assess what traits should be stopped immediately and what traits are better to continue. It’s an excellent time to recollect and ask guidance from our God Almighty that He may bring us back to the right path in pleasing Him.

5. Performing Religious Services in Pleasing our God Almighty.

It’s an excellent opportunity for us to be closer to your Creator. A great time to close ourselves inside our room and concentrate on praying and praising the Lord. An excellent time for us to read holy scriptures such as the Bible and other religious books and watch videos that will give us wisdom about Him. It’s an excellent time to seek Him, attend services, and attend services that will enhance our knowledge about His will. A good time to share with family and friends and openly talk about the Good News.

My Takeaway!

With all these, let’s remind one another to guard ourselves and our hearts. Let us not fall into lavish celebrations that may lead to a meaningless feast. Christmas season allows us to be a better person. Let’s make use of the most out of it in remembering our God’s love and mercy to us. It’s an opportunity to reveal to Him how much we love and praises Him.

Merry Christmas to you and your family! πŸŽ„πŸ˜Š

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