Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!

Candy canes, Santa, mistletoe, The Grinch…I love everything about the Christmas season. I get caught up in all the things every year, because let’s face it, it’s fun. But the thing that is most important is the birth of Jesus. Yup, I said it and I will say it again…Jesus is the reason for the season. He is what the main focus should be.

We all know the story, a little baby born in a manger, the wise men bringing gifts, the shepherds seeing the star and the angels appearing claiming the Messiah had come. We know the story and we sing the songs about His birth and maybe we put out a manger scene on the mantle or somewhere else for all to see. But do we really ponder what that means or is it just a part of the rituals we go through every year, like crossing Christmas movies off the list after we have watched them? (This is me, I’m the guilty one)

This is an exciting time…we are celebrating the birth of our Saviour!!! He had been talked about throughout the Old Testament; all the clues were there. Isaiah, the Psalms, Jeremiah, Micah–they all spoke about how He was to come, and everyone was waiting for Him.

And then He came into the world, in a small town, born to a young girl who was scared because of the circumstances of being unwed, but told the angel she was the Lord’s servant…can you imagine being so faithful to God? I don’t know…I like to think I could be, but I fall short over and over again. Thank you, Jesus, for your grace and mercy!

The ones I love are the shepherds. They were uneducated, they were considered less because of their job, but as soon as the angels left…boom…off they went to see the king and to worship Him. And then, they went around telling people what they saw and when they went back to their flocks…they continued to praise God. They got it…they knew what they needed to do, and they did it. They were courageous enough to spread the good news at the beginning. I need to take a lesson from these men about how to live out loud for Jesus.

This season as I eat my sugar cookies and listen to my 8-hour long Christmas playlist; I need to set aside time to really marvel about what actually took place in Bethlehem all those years ago. And to thank Jesus for coming into the world. I make the time at Easter to celebrate His resurrection, but I definitely need to spend more time celebrating His birth. Thank you, Jesus, for coming into the world!

****Question for the comments…What is your favorite part of the Christmas story? Do you feel a strong connection to any of the key players, like I do with the shepherds?

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Hi, I'm Tracie. I am a writer, reader, life coach, lover of the city and the beach. I am a big fan of all things caffeinated. I dig things from many different decades, but am a definite child of the 80's. My blog is about everything and anything my mind conjures up. Enjoy the ride.

7 thoughts on “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!

  1. My favorite part of The Christmas Story? When Santa pushes him down the slide! 🤣 And actually, in all seriousness, Mary for several (very personal) reasons.

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  2. Someone told me once that without the birth of Christ there wouldn’t be a savior to deliver us from ourselves…I love the magi who followed the star to bring gifts and was smart enough to return home a different route…to bring gifts to the knew born king…right now the shirt you got for me is my favorite “Come and see” and that’s what the magi did they came to see with their own eyes …isn’t their a brief story of a elderly man in one of the gospels who waited for the coming of the messiah and saw him with Mary at the synagogue and mentioned how blessed he was…I’m totally thankful for Jesus Christ!!!

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  3. I never thought about having a favorite part or characters of the Christmas story before. I see it all as God’s love story to us and it is intimately meant for each one of us. You bring up a good point, each character(s) play(s) an important part and can minister to us in a variety of ways.

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