Conner asked me the other night while we were at the local nativity why we do so much celebration for Jesus’s birth, and not so much for his death.
For me I guess his death isn’t really a reason to have a party. I’m sad that he’s dead, I wished he still lived here today. I am grateful that he suffered for our sins (obviously) but I think that Jesus’s death is something you have to celebrate in your heart, and you need to do it each and every day of the year.
BUT, I am grateful that there is so much of a focus on him this time of year. There are THOUSANDS of people that go to our local nativity. The man is nowhere near as popular as that event is. I’m sure most of them don’t attend church regularly or speak to him often in humble prayer. But maybe that nativity sparks something in them. A remembrance of their soul that Jesus loves them, he loved them enough to be born, and he loved them enough to die for them.
I love nativities I love how my kids can handle them and really LEARN about our Savior in a happy way. I hope you love them too, and have thought more about how the story can bring meaning to your life at this time of year.
Merry Christmas everyone!