When I talk about Christmas, everybody has high hopes and cheerful response. It is understandable, because Christmas is the season of joy. In contrast, I also have a few friends who see this season negatively.
Can we blame them? It is obviously not their fault that their Christmas be ruined by some unforeseen circumstance. In fact, if we can choose when something bad happens, Christmas will be the last thing we will be choosing. Unfortunately, such things are uncontrollable.
Darkness abounds their Christmas, preventing them from fully celebrating the season to its joyful extent. I wonder if there will be a chance that they will be having a joyful Christmas season after all.
It turns out that, despite the troubles and the negativity that some might be experiencing regarding this season, Jesus Christ has become the light for those who are in the darkness. We are not talking just about salvation here, but rather, the physical presence of the Son of God in the front of our eyes. For the first time, the Son has come down on Earth and lived among us (John 1:14). Finally, the Messiah has arrived!
How lucky are those who were alive during those days, as they were able to see, touch and talk to the Messiah. He offered not only Salvation, but also hope, light and joy especially to those who need it.
We may not be able to physically see, touch and talk to Jesus Christ, but He remains present. Walking, watching and loving us in ways we do not comprehend. He shares with us on our joy, and grieves with us on our sorrow. He knows what we are having and what we feel and He understands all of it, as He also experienced it during the passion on the cross.
Whatever you are having this Christmas, let the light of Christ shine upon you, for He came for all of us.