Every Christmas season, we hear people saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” But does this hold true?
Yes and no.
Jesus is truly the reason for the season because He brings hope and joy to the world. However, He does this all throughout the year, not just on the holidays. It is evident in James 1:17-18 that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.
This proves that the seasons of the year are a reflection of God and His steady character. With this being said, it is only right for us to believe that Jesus is the reason for all seasons. He brings light to those who are in the darkness. He is our Savior, and He loves us very much. He should be remembered not just on Christmas but also on New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and every occasion. In fact, we should remember and thank Jesus Christ every minute of every day.
Jesus Is Indeed the Reason for the Christmas Season
A lot of people have issues about Christmas Day falling on the 25th of December. They say that Christmas was merely created to counter a pagan holiday. They do not think that Jesus was actually born on the 25th of December.
Whether these allegations are true or not, the fact remains that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 proves this. “Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” So, it doesn’t really matter if Christmas was created to counter a pagan holiday or not. The date of Christmas day doesn’t matter. All that matters is that Jesus should be remembered this season, for we are saved through His birth, life, and death.
Christmas brings us hope, peace, joy, and love. It brings people together, inspiring forgiveness and reconciliation. It encourages people to do good deeds for others and change their ways for the better.
The Christmas season is when God sent us His only Son, through the Virgin Mary, so we can be saved from our sins. Hence, we should not only think of Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Jesus but also as a celebration of His life, death, and resurrection.
We can always refer to the Holy Bible to give us clarity. The Scripture is clear about God’s plan for us, beginning in the Old Testament. Isaiah 7:14 it was said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” This proves that long before Jesus was born, His coming had already been predicted.
The books of Isaiah and Matthew also talk about the lineage of Jesus. Isaiah 11:1 says, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots, a Branch will bear fruit.” Matthew 1: 1-17 talks about the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. It mentions the fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
The New Testament has more information about Jesus Christ. John 1:14 says that He lived among us. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This proves that no matter how mighty and powerful God the Son is, He still chose to live among ordinary people.
Ever since the birth of Jesus through His death, the Bible is consistent about how kind, loving, merciful, and forgiving God is. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins so we can enter the Heavens and be with Him forever.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 6:23 talks about God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Jesus Is the Reason for All the Seasons
Jesus should always be in our minds and hearts, regardless of the occasion. We should always thank and praise him, whether spring, summer, fall, or winter. Jesus Christ is the reason for all the seasons. The Bible is here to remind us of God’s unchanging promises. Genesis 8:22 is clear about this. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Although we may experience sadness and hardships, we should take comfort in knowing that we can always count on God. He will never leave and forsake us. The sadness and hardships we experience are a normal part of life and are meant to challenge us and strengthen us. There is a purpose for every season of our life.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 talks about having time for everything. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecclesiastes is where we can read many examples of seasons that people typically face in their lives.
We should always remember that both the good and bad times can help us grow. Even though we might think that our situation is hopeless, the truth is that we would find peace through Jesus. John 16:33 proves this: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
No matter what the season of our life is, we can rest assured that God is with us. Whenever we are faced with the unknown, He will guide us. God is always in control. He always makes things right.