Two reasons:

First, Christians around the world celebrate the Christmas season because “it is the birthday of Jesus.”  Therefore, JESUS is OUR reason for the season.

Second, Jesus chose to come as a babe to fulfill a mission to redeem mankind.  Therefore, WE are HIS reason for the season.  As explained by Matthew Henry:  “Christ came to save his people, not in their sins, but from their sins; to purchase for them, not a licence to sin, but a liberty from sins, to redeem them from all iniquity (Tit 2:14); and to redeem them from among men (Rev. 14:4) to Himself.”

     “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call him name JESUS;                   for he shall save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to WHY CHRISTMAS?

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Amen. Wonderful post Oneta. Succinct and powerful words. Enjoy your holiday, have a Merry Christmas and HappyNew Year. I pray you enjoy it with your friends and your family, all your grandchildren children etc. . .

  2. dawnlizjones says:

    GREAT insight! (And I love Matthew Henry also.)

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank you Oneta. There is no CHRISTmas without CHRIST!! Hugs & Merry blessings to you!

  4. Jackie says:

    Oneta, thank you. And merry CHRISTmas!

  5. Faye says:

    Thanks. If there was no Christ what would be the purpose of the Christ mass. Merry Christ to you and those you love. Hope its a time of Peace and love. Blessings!

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