“…..no room for them in the inn.”
Luke 2:6-7 KJV
Seriously, What does it mean to celebrate Christmas? How do we celebrate and why? The world is full of traditions. The best are the children’s presentations of how it must have been. They will prepare, and their families will come to watch them perform. Surely there must be more!
There is. It’s our time preparing our hearts with thoughts of what His coming means to us. Some call it Advent (Celebration). “Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. The term “Advent” is also used in Eastern Orthodoxy for the 40-day Nativity Fast, which has practices different from those in the West.”
It’s never too late to start celebrating. Once starting you will be glad that you did. Examine your traditions to see if they are meant to draw you to that moment of glory realizing what Christmas means to you. I’m celebrating because I know that Jesus is coming again. In the meantime I get to repeat the things the prophets and apostles said, and for the same reason. I want lamps to be full.
Christmas is a wonderful time to remember what this is all about as you prepare for His second coming. Make “room for them” they are TRINITY. Merry Christmas!