The Reason for the Season
No, I didn’t forget to post last week, I chose to take a much needed vacation lol But now I am back starting off this week with the Reason for the Season. Yes, we have ALLLLLL heard that plenty of times, but even then we sometimes forget the true reason for the season. We try to take the importance off of Santa and Elves and put it on Jesus and the Nativity, but we should remember the words that Jesus himself stated. We are to not remember his birth, but rather His death. So as we are enjoying friends, traditions, and family this Christmas season, remember the reason for His birth–so that He could die to save humanity, for without that there would be no reason for the season.
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[k] When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”