Before they said, Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer, or White Christmas, were offensive, they told us celebrating the birth of Christ is offensive.
When we say Merry Christmas we are saying be joyful and celebrate the birth of Christ, for He is our Lord and Savior.
The intolerant who preach tolerance but are the least tolerant of all, say that saying Merry Christmas, or speaking of Jesus can offend others, may we remind them tolerance is not a one-way street.
Let us remember the reason we celebrate Christmas, we celebrate God’s gift of His only begotten Son, who came to dwell among us, to seek and save the lost, He came as a baby wrapped in humanity so humanity could come to God wrapped in His righteousness.
Let us remember those who oppose God and His Son Christ Jesus, are no different than we were at one time, lost, hopeless, and without love, we were all enemies of God.
Let us pray for them, that God would open their eyes to see, their hearts to receive Him and save them from the world they worship.
They could not stop Christ the first time He came, they can’t stop Him now as we celebrate Him every day, and they won’t stop Him from coming again, as the King of kings.
We should celebrate Jesus every day.
God’s word says:
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped him tightly in cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.” Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors! When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen and heard, which were just as they had been told.”
Luke 2:1-20 CSB
“Truly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.” John 13:16-17 CSB
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear what they want to hear. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. But as for you, exercise self-control in everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:2-5 CSB
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