Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king (Herod the Great), magi (wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” – Matthew 2:1–2 AMP
The birth of Jesus is the most supernatural birth ever experienced on the earth. Without receiving a prior notification or invitation from Baby Jesus’ earthly parents, foreigners came from outside the country to worship and offer Him expensive gifts. What makes it even more amazing is this: these foreign visitors came searching for Him who had been born King! Also, angels were present at His birth evidenced by their joyous announcement to the shepherds who were watching over their flocks by night (See Luke 2:8-14).
If strangers came all the way from their country to worship the new born King, then those who BELIEVE in Jesus as God’s Son ought to celebrate His birth always.
When we celebrate our birthdays, we share our joy with friends and loved ones. We buy special gifts for ourselves and take beautiful pictures to keep pleasant memories. Our family and friends send us prayers, greetings and gifts. We also enjoy good meals and, at times, we even go on vacations to exotic places so can have more fun and excitement as we mark the remembrance of our birth. Most of all, we look eagerly ahead to the next year of our lives filled with hope for a better and more fruitful future.
And after entering the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, after opening their treasure chests, they presented to Him gifts [fit for a king, gifts] of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. – Matthew 2:11 AMP
But we don’t exactly celebrate Jesus’ birth the same way we celebrate ours. Remember, He was born King. His birth marked the beginning of Heaven’s invasion of the earth – with God’s love, goodness and power. His birth changed the entire course of history forever and re-introduced the glorious Kingdom of God to the entire [fallen] human race across the ages.
A good way to celebrate His birth would be doing exactly what the angels did to the shepherds; announcing God’s precious gift (packaged in Baby Jesus) to the world.
For this day in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (the Messiah). – Luke 2:11 AMP.
Tell your unsaved family, friends, colleagues and neighbors their need to accept God’s precious gift and embrace all the blessings He has brought to the human race. There are billions of people across the world who are bound by sin, poverty, and hopelessness. They struggle along in life with many problems/addictions and do not know the joy, freedom and peace they can find in Christ. But, how would they know except YOU tell them? (See Romans 10:14).
Then, share His love with the needy around you. Don’t wait to be asked! Intentionally, look for those who are hungry, poorly clothed, sick, depressed etc. and share with them out of what you have been blessed with by God. Lift their souls of the pit of hopelessness and let them see the love of the Savior flowing through you.
And that is what Christmas is all about; talking about Jesus to people and demonstrating His love to them the best way you can!