Let’s celebrate Jesus every day

Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest human event of all time.

No other event compares to or has affected history as much as this man called Jesus. None other brings peace like the “Prince of Peace.” None other wants the highest good for its converts, and certainly no other religion gives life abundant here and an eternal home in the hereafter.

Yet with these wonderful truths, hostility arises. Animosity stirs about Nativity scenes, Christmas plays, Christmas carols, Christmas trees and even the phrase “Merry Christmas.”

Who wants to celebrate a winter holiday? Who wants to exchange gifts for winter break?

So we celebrate the birth of our Lord. He gives instructions to live a happy, fulfilled life. Does any other do that? Show me something better than forgiving others their trespasses.

Show me something better than loving your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 19:19) Relationships with others bring peace and harmony in the light of this scripture.

Please show me something better than peace of mind and soul: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Talk about a stress reliever … this is it.

I want to celebrate the birthday of the one who gives hope to the world. The Bible doesn’t give a specific date when Jesus was born, but at least this one time of year, the world hears a message of hope. Without hope, there is no purpose in life, only emptiness, loneliness and frustration.

Christmas happens in the human heart. Even in the bleakest circumstances, Christmas occurs. The birth of the Christ child restores hope for the soul, a hope that cannot be found anywhere else.

Jesus makes a pretty package, inside and out. Christmas is in my heart, and it’s there to stay. Christmas is a celebration of life because of the one who gave his life. It puts a sparkle in the eyes of people at any age. The most wonderful time of the year reminds even the worst Scrooge that a Savior is born.

No matter how hard they try, they will never be able to take away Christmas from the human heart. Because of Christmas, we are once again reminded of God’s love for mankind.

I say “Merry Christmas” because Jesus is “Joy to the World, a Savior is born.” My spirits will be lifted to the strains of “Silent Night” and “Away in A Manger.” I will do all the traditional things so close to my family’s heart.

I also say, “Let every day be Christmas.”

Every day is Christmas with Jesus.

God loved us enough to send his son.

Let’s keep an attitude of celebration

For he has bought us … the victory’s been won.

Awed with good news of his coming,

How thankful we should be,

That he loved us enough to suffer

On Calvary’s cruel tree.

Have the peace that passes understanding.

Let all your troubles pass.

Praise him and adore him,

That trials never last.

Let families spend time together,

Of love to others show.

Spend precious time with each other

Or else how will they know?

Let’s value what God has given

And gratitude express.

Let every day be Christmas and

Be filled with thankfulness!