Christmas & The Incarnation

Amid the customs of Christmas, lights and otherwise there is a truth that gets lost. During the commercialization of Christmas, there is a tendency to forget the incarnation. The incarnation though the Holy Spirit, more times than not gets lost through the commercialism of Christmas. The inaccurate display of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth doesn’t t tell of the full significance of His incarnation. The incarnation of Christ’s birth is significant as through the wondrous works of God. In order to save humanity from our sins, He become flesh and dwelt among us. He showed us what man could do empowered by the Holy Spirt.

The inaccurate nativity scene that we see every year does not display the full story and the significance of the birth of Christ. His virgin birth that took place in Nazareth is very significant.  It is a prelude to the wonders works of Christ’s that ultimate lead to our redemption. The incarnation of Christ has been manifested out of love and redemption of the sins of humanity.

As Christmas is celebrate all over the world, as Kingdom Citizens we should celebrate the incarnation. For, without the incarnation there would be no remediation of our sins. We should rejoice in the Word (Jesus) being born. The customs of Christmas show our ignorance to history and biblical literacy. The incarnation shows we understand why Christ came to earth, became flesh and dwelled among us. We need to understand as believers and followers of Jesus that the incarnation has nothing to do with Christmas though it has been practiced vehemently for a long time. The incarnation is about God becoming flesh and dwelling among us, giving His life for us so we can be redeemed and reconciled to God the father. Christmas has its origin in the ancient pagan holiday Saturnalia which was a pagan holiday that worship and celebrated the God Saturn. Saturn was one of the chief gods in ancient polyostostic Rome. So, if you are celebrating this holiday in the name of Jesus our Savior, do so by teaching the incarnation not that Christmas is associated  with his birth.

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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