26 Dec Christmas is a Pagan Celebration, So what?
Christmas, I have heard all kinds of arguments about how Christmas is not a Christian practice, but I have come to the realisation that every day belongs to God and regardless of what practise was originally celebrated, it is important for us as Christians to cease each day for the Lord and remind people of God.
I am glad that people now look at Christmas and cannot take out Jesus from the celebration. I would expect that even for other symbols and days, it would be great to reclaim the day for celebrating godly things. We are in the world but we are not of the world. I would like the rainbow to signify divine safety, a reminder to enter the ark before the next destruction of the word through fire, not be the default thought to refer to LGBT. I would like that Christians take back the Halloween period to perhaps celebrate that we have victory over death as our bodies are transformed to a glorious body at the resurrection to live forever with God. So instead of putting scary decorations around the house, perhaps we dress bright and glow brightly to show that we know we will put on a glorious body during resurrection. Wouldn’t that be nice?
I believe that we have the right to make the world whatever we want it to be and choose to celebrate events however we like. So instead of advising people not to celebrate Christmas, I would rather encourage them to centre the celebration around Christ. We may not know the exact day Jesus was born but at least this is a successful practice that encourages the knowledge of the great conception and birth of Jesus Christ to be the saviour of the world. For me, this is a great win and it should be encouraged.