How I discovered the importance of Christmas

December 25, 2007 at 12:30 am (Christianity, Personal)

There used to be a time when I did not like Christmas. I wondered to myself: why all this commotion for the Lord’s birth when the ardor for the commemoration of His sacrifice is so much less?

I learned soon thereafter that the Christian ardor and celebration of Easter is quite significant indeed. There is not public build-up to it, as in Christmas, nor such a public spectacle, but for devout and committed Christians, Easter is a very significant and special and even holy time of the year.

Because a birth is joyous, there is nothing but mirth and laughter and happiness at Christmas. Easter is solemn as it is solemnly joyous: a great thing happened but at such a great sacrifice. We rejoice in the Lord’s sacrifice but sorrow in what He had to do to accomplish it.

The significance of Christmas came to me when I read, somewhere and now I have no idea where, that without Easter, Christmas would have been just another birth, but without Christmas, there would not have been an Easter.

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3 Comments

  1. righttruthdebbie said,

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year.

    Thank God for Christmas.

    Actually there are three events that make Christianity unique. Virgin birth of Christ. The death on the Cross. And the resurrection. We do worship a living God.

  2. skinbad said,

    If you ever make it to Temple Square in Salt Lake City in December, one of my favorite views is to look at the nativity scene they put up on a grassy area in front of the room (with glass walls) that houses the huge Christus statue. The humble babe is there with the glorious, resurrected Savior towering in the background. Quite a poignant scene.

    Hope you and your family are well, Musli. God bless and Merry Christmas.

  3. skinbad said,

    Merry Christmas from Evil Con Carne. He says you need a smiley as well:

    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    He’s a friendly little guy.

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