On Christmas every year, we meditate on scriptures that particularly focuses on the birth of Christ. And when the season is over, we seldom re-visit those scriptures again. But truth be told, the birth of Christ is the basic reality that should govern our everyday life. If we believe, Christ was born for us, we ought to live that believe for the rest of our lives – irrespective of date, year, and season. In other period of the year, we often focus on ‘Christian living’ without investing much thought on why we should live as a Christian – one who follows Christ. Isn’t it because He came on earth to die for our sins? If that is so, it should reflect on our everyday life as well.
If we believe, Christ came to secure peace, love, and joy. We should also believe that post-Christmas, that peace, love, and joy should persist in us. We should make sure, that which is true during a season, should remain true throughout our lives. Else, it only means, we do not consider it as true.
As the celebration ends this year, and as we move towards a new year: let us focus on bearing good fruits. Let us remind ourselves, ‘Am I living in peace with God?’ Let us remind ourselves, ‘Am I loving God above all else?’ Let us remind ourselves, ‘Am I rejoicing in divine fellowship with Christ?’ As this season ends, and as we move towards a new year, let us focus on bearing the Fruit of the Spirit. Let us live like blessed people. Let us live the new life, not because we can – but because we believe in Him, who enables us towards godliness.
Read previous entries in this Series:
(i) Introduction: What Christ wants this Christmas (ii) December 1: Prepare the Way (iii) December 2: Mary’s Magnificent God (iv) December 3: The Confidence of Redeeming Hope (v) December 4: A Big God for Little People (vi) December 5: What He Willed to do (vii) December 6: Peace to those with whom He is pleased (viii) December 7: Messiah of all (ix) December 8: Christ is Central in Christmas(x) December 9: Two Kinds of Oppositions (xi) December 10: Our Treasure (xii) December 11: Why Jesus came (xiii) December 12: Replacing the Shadows (xiv) December 13: Christ, the Real Thing, the Perfect Priest (xv) December 14: Making Transformation Real (xvi) December 15: Abundant Life (xvii) December 16: An Unlikely Route to Victory (xviii) December 17: Freedom & Joy Secured in Him (xix) December 18: Pass Me Not (xx) December 19: Overcoming the Power of Death (xxi) December 20: Salvation Unites Us (xxii) December 21: LOGOS (xxiii) December 22: The Importance of Awe (xxiv) December 23: Secured from False Preachers (xxv) December 24: Why the Son Appeared (xxvi) December 25: God with us