We as people seem to love to celebrate. Growing up my parents always had a party to celebrate each of our birthdays. Likewise as we had children we had a party each year to celebrate their birthdays. We have anniversary parties for friends and family members. We’ve had engagement parties and bachelor parties, baby showers, and house warming parties. In fact my wife and I once went to a wedding in Poland where the celebration lasted a week. Yes everyone in the world seems to love a party!
We seem to have a party for everything.
Here is a list of a few I found;
|Christening Celebrations||First Holy Communions|
|Birthday Parties||Pool Parties|
|Sweet 16’s||Beach Parties|
|New Born Celebrations||Retirement Dinners|
|School Dances||Holiday Parties|
|Proms||EMT Annual Awards Dinners|
|Block Parties||Wet downs|
|Wedding Receptions||Boat Parties|
|Fundraising Events||Night Clubs|
|Corporate Events||Singles Dances|
|Karaoke Sing-a-long||College Formals|
|Dance Parties||Graduation Parties|
|Anniversaries||And many more!!!|
At Christmas, we commemorate one of the most significant events in history, a party if you will, the birth of Jesus Christ. Just about the whole world will celebrate (whether they believe in Jesus or not) the birth of Jesus. Not unusual to celebrate someone’s birthday. Every year millions of people celebrate birthdays by throwing a birthday party for a friend or family member. But Christmas is an unusual birthday. First it is the biggest birthday celebrated that I know. But it is unusual for another reason, as Pastor Stephen Davey says; “imagine celebrating a birthday and buying a gift for everyone but the one whose birthday it is. Take that one step further by saying that everyone will be invited but the birthday boy”
In your home this Christmas, will you invite Jesus to his own party, so he can celebrate with you? If you invite him not just into your home this Christmas, but into your heart, then he can celebrate for you not just his birthday but yours (John 3:16). You can then experience Christmas with a joy by knowing the true meaning of the celebration of Christmas, the birth of your Savior.