A Christ-Centered Christmas Celebration
December 25, 2023

As the world sparkles with festive lights and the air is filled with the scent of evergreen, our hearts turn to the true reason for the season—the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Christmas is more than just a time of giving and receiving gifts; it’s a divine celebration that brings hope, joy, and salvation to a world that often feels lost.

This year all around the globe we are having Christmas Party Clubs or CPC for short to reach kids with the good news. In the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, it’s easy to lose sight of the profound significance of Christmas. This year, let’s center our celebrations on the biblical message of love, redemption, and the everlasting light that Jesus brought into the world.

In the Gospel of John, we are reminded that Jesus is the “light of the world” (John 8:12). As we adorn our homes with Christmas lights, let us reflect on the transformative power of the Light that entered the world on that holy night in Bethlehem. Jesus came to dispel the darkness of sin and illuminate the path of righteousness for all humanity, and yes that is for you, your family all those you encounter not to mention the whole world.

“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” (John 3:16). Christmas is the ultimate expression of God’s love for us. In the midst of exchanging presents, let us remember the greatest gift of all—God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. This love transcends material possessions and offers us eternal life in Him.

The angelic proclamation to the shepherds in Luke 2:10-11 echoes through the ages: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Just as the shepherds shared the good news, let us carry the message of Christ’s birth to a world desperately in need of hope and salvation.

Christmas provides a unique opportunity to embody the teachings of Jesus by extending kindness and compassion to those around us. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Let our actions be a reflection of Christ’s love, bringing comfort and joy to those who are hurting or in need.

Amid the excitement of exchanging gifts and indulging in festive feasts, let us cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Take time to thank God for the precious gift of His Son and express appreciation for the blessings, both big and small, that He has bestowed upon us.

This Christmas, let our celebrations be a testimony to the transformative power of Christ’s love. May the warmth of His light shine through us, drawing others into the embrace of God’s unfailing grace. As we gather with family and friends, let the joy of the Lord be our strength. Let this festive season be a reminder that, through Jesus, we have found the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

Blessings from the heart of Canada