In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-5 KJV)
It is very obvious that many of us may believe that Jesus was born on the first Christmas. However, if we read all four gospel accounts in the New Testament, there is no single mentioned that Jesus was born during the winter season, but during the springtime (see Luke 2:1-15). “…the early church did not celebrate Christ's birth, but such celebration only came into the church with the ‘Christianization’ of pagan rites as Catholicism was made the state religion by Constantine in the fourth century A.D.” (Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas?.) There are other reasons about why few Christian churches do not celebrate this modern day Christian holiday. For more exploration on this subject, please visit MGJC Web Ministries at www.mgjcweb.org and click Holidays.
Apostle Paul proclaimed that Jesus was the beginning of everything in heaven and in earth (Colossians 1:15-17). This confirms what John said about the Word (Logo). Jesus came to the world, so He can lead us to the light from the darkness of our sins. He said in John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” I have heard one of the televangelists said that Jesus only taught about the kingdom of heaven, not about Himself. This is non-sense. Throughout the Gospel of John, we read that Jesus is the way, life, resurrection, shepherd, and more. We can put our values as the first priority, but there is no hope for us to receive eternal security than through Jesus Christ. I love what Paul said in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” There is no other substitution to receive that kind of love.
I don’t mind how Christians suppose to celebrate Christmas, but it is our responsibility to turn on our lights on other persons to show the way to have personal relationship with God.