Denny answers:Christmas is really about God loving us and sending us Jesus.
For Christians, celebrating Christmas should be about remembering and praising God for what Jesus did for us. Even though He is God, Jesus was born as a human boy and grew up to be a man. He was born to ordinary parents who were not rich or famous, but who loved God very much. Jesus became a human so He could die for us on the cross. His death paid the punishment that we deserve because of our sins. If we choose to trust in Jesus as our personal Savior, we can be in Heaven with Him when we die.
When you celebrate Christmas, remember how amazing God is! Without Jesus coming into this world, we wouldn't have a way to be forgiven for our sins. We wouldn't be able to be with God when we die. But because He came, we can have forgiveness and peace. We can know Jesus as our best friend and the most perfect Father in the world! When you give and receive gifts at Christmas, think of ways to worship God and to show His love to other people.
Go back to:
- "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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him" (John 3:16-17).
- "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
- "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints [believers], to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:18).