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This is Christmas

By Felix Odiogor-Odoh

Christmas means a lot to many people; and they look forward to it with joy and excitement.

In recent times, Christmas has been highly patronised by the buisness world, entertainment industry and the social sector. The real meaning of Christmas has been coloured, the essence is beclouded and christian values have been left in the cold.There are people who see Christmas as a time to socialize; visiting friends, having time with the family, sharing gifts, drinking and partying. Though most of these reason may be good in bringing people together,the major reason why Christmas should be celebrated is that it is a day to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. God’s love to mankind. The scriptures in John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Christmas is all about love. God’s love demonstrated through the gift of His Son is the spark of the season, so let it burn and spread. We are to share the love as we give, visit, call, text and felicitate with people all around us.

We must reciprocate God’s love, we must acknowledge and appreciate Jesus Christ by establishing a love relationship with him. The scritpure states in John1:10-11.

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not”

That speaks of people who failed to recognize Christ’s presence while he was here on earth. That goes for those who use the season for themselves and for their gains without acknowledging God; a society that carries on as if God does not exist even while it is obvious that his works can be seen all around us. However, “as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

All who live their lives with due reverence to God have life eternal. They live for God’s purpose and share the love of God with others. These people look for the appearing of Jesus Christ in God’s appointed time.

To reciprocate God’s love, we should invite Jesus into our lives as our Lord and saviour. It is important to repent of one’s sins and forsake them by confessing them to God and by asking for forgiveness. God has a gift for us when we do this. The Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit helps us to live a triumphant life. Acts1:8. You can ask for the Holy Spirit today.

My name is Felix Odiogor-Odoh.

I live in United Kingdom. I am a Clergy, a writer and a freelance journalist.

Copyright 2010. F.N. Odiogor-Odoh

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