My husband and I enjoy watching the Hallmark movies that come out during Christmas. Most all of them have the typical plot – a love story that goes awry, then ends up coming together in the end. They’re usually great family movies; however, this year I’ve heard over and over every movie mention “Christmas Magic”.
Is Christmas a Magical Time of Year?
I remember loving Christmas as a child! Magically each December, snow would begin to fall, people would become nicer, carols would fill the radio stations, and Christmas decorations, lights, and trees would appear. On Christmas morning I’d run downstairs to see if Santa ate the cookies we left out for him the night before. If they were gone, there was a good chance I would have presents under the Christmas tree and more in our stockings hung on the fireplace mantel. One year, I awoke to find the Barbie dream house assembled under our tree. Another year I found a bike. Even when money was tight, there would magically be a couple of gifts under the tree. Little did I know, Santa came in the form of our church that year.
Christmas can feel like a “magical” time of year. However, I would rather call it a “miraculous” time of year.
What Is The Real Meaning Of Christmas?
Lest we get caught up in all of the magical Christmas hoopla, it’s important to remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. If I’m not careful, I can get caught up in all of the Christmas festivities more than pausing to remember the real meaning of it.
As a child, either before running downstairs to see if I had gifts under the tree, or after I opened them, I would pause to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. For Christmas is a miracle! The birth of Christ in human flesh. Sent with love so we could have life.
It’s my hope that you personally know of this miracle. And if you don’t know what I’m referring to, it’s my hope and prayer that you would make this the year that you came to know the Christmas miracle. If you would like to know, I would be glad to share it with you.
Wishing all of you a truly Merry Christmas!