A friend challenged me to identify and write down what Christmas means to me. Bob, some other friends, and I were chatting during one of our Christmas Eve services at Rockpoint Church. Bob told us that he had been thinking about Christmas and what it really means to him. He shared with us six succinct points and then challenged each of us to do the same. It was a good challenge, because it is far too easy to just go with the torrent (not just “flow”) of happenings at this time of year. We can get caught in a raging stream of events and never stop to consider why.
So what does Christmas mean to me?
I sat down with pen and paper this morning and asked myself, what does this Christmas event really mean to me?
What Christmas means to me:
- God has a plan. Everything He does has intention and purpose.
- God keeps his promises.
- God knew it was important to present Himself in physical human form so that I could feel more connected to Him.
- … but also to be the ultimate and final payment for my sin.
- That payment resulted in restoration of my fellowship with God and eternal life with Him.
- Christmas reminds me to live each day with a spirit of joy (even in difficult circumstances) and hope (especially in difficult circumstances).
What does Christmas mean to you?
Dr. Scott Yorkovich is a leadership coach and consultant. He works with individuals, small and medium organizations, and ministries. Contact him at ScottYorkovich[at]LeadStrategic.com with your questions.
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