Are you looking forward to Christmas? What do you like most about Christmas – the candy? the presents? the lights? the fun times with family? What does Christmas really mean to you? It is often said that it is a celebration of Jesus’ birthday. But what is a celebration of Jesus’ birthday like?
Matthew chapter two describes how the wise men celebrated Jesus’ birthday. They came from a very long distance to see the Christ child and to worship Him. All the gifts that the wise men brought were given to Jesus. None were given to each other. Look around at Christmas time. How much money is spent on gifts, food, partying, and decorating? How much is given to Jesus? Is something missing? Is Someone missing? What percentage of it helps to spread the message of Jesus? What would happen if only 1% of the money Americans spend on celebrating Christmas was given to furthering the Lord’s work? This thought provoking video from Gospel for Asia explores this concept. To whom will you give your gifts this December?
Forgotten Chritstmas Video