What is up you guys!
This is it! The last day of the 12 Days of Christmas series… #12! It’s been such a fun holiday season to share wit you all! Thank you to all of you who have been reading these and supporting my blog! Y’all are amazing.
So for the last blog post in the series, I thought I’d do a “What Christmas Means to Me”. “Well, what does Christmas mean to me?” You may ask. Here is a little bit of it:
Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and we give gifts as a representation of God’s greatest gift: His son, and Salvation. Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to pay taxes, but it just so happened that Mary was VERY pregnant with Jesus -Luke 2:1-5. Because a lot of people were going to Bethlehem for taxes, all of the inns and hotels or whatnot were full, not vacancies. The only place Mary and Joseph could find was this cave/barn where animals we kept -Luke 2:6-7. Think about that. You’re about to have a baby. Hotels aren’t even that comfortable when you’re pregnant now days, what about back then!? So you go to a dirty, stinky, dark barn or cave, since there’s no were else to go. Jesus was born in that cave. Ok, back to imagining it’s us: you just had your baby, you’re tired, you hurt, and are probably really dirty. Now where do you put the baby? Well, how about in the trough the animals EAT out of? That’s what happened with Mary. She laid him in a manger (feeding trough), and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes (just a fabric they probably had on hand) -Luke 2:7. Crazy, right?! Jesus, the Son of God, The Prince of Peace, “made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant” -Philippians 2:7. He came to earth to save the world from sin, to give us a way to heaven and eternal life -John 3:16. There is much more to this event that we remember and celebrate, but the main thing here is Jesus. And that my friend is what Christmas means to me! Thank you for visiting and reading this series, and Merry Christmas!
Until next time,