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Jesus is Bigger Than Christmas
- December 23, 2015
- Tyler Speegle
I can’t really imagine the weight of the responsibility that Mary and Joseph felt as they held Jesus for the first time. In their hands, they held God in human form. A baby that would one day take away the sin from the world. A baby whose life would mean the end to death as we know it. A baby that would defeat mankind’s most ancient foe. A baby that would change the world forever.
Thousands of years have passed since Jesus was born as a baby in a manger, yet His impact has only increased since that day.
For some reason, however, it seems that we often forget just how big Jesus is.
It never fails that a certain percentage of Christians become threatened every year at the idea of Christ being taken out of Christmas. In fact, it was only just a few weeks ago when half the Christian world was up in arms at the new non-religious design of Starbucks’ holiday coffee cups.
How small is our view of God when we are being defensive about things such as the design of a private business’ coffee cups?
In my opinion I don’t believe that we should be worrying so much about Christ being taken out of Christmas, because I believe Christ is much bigger than Christmas.
In fact, I know He is bigger than Christmas.
I know this every time I walk into a church that has outlasted persecution and hardship for thousands of years.
I know this every time I see a marriage restored, an addiction broken and a person set free from lifeless religion.
I know this when I look at my own life and see where He has helped when I was helpless and loved me when I was unlovable.
I know this, because of soup kitchens… hospitals… and countless other charities that were all started in the name of Christ.
I know this when I hear a Martin Luther King Jr speech that was inspired by His life.
I know this when we recite the pledge of allegiance and repeat the line “One nation under God”.
I totally agree with celebrating Christmas and celebrating the birth of
Christ, but I don’t feel like we have to live as if our ability to celebrate it is being threatened.
Jesus doesn’t just own one day out of the year; He owns them all.
I know that Jesus is bigger than Christmas, because I know that Jesus is bigger than life itself.