Christmas comes with joy and a lot of merriment.
But is that the whole essence of Christmas? Of course, there’s more. One thing that we should do at Christmas is to give thanks.
This celebration comes up at a very important time, at the end of the year. It is a great time to cast our minds back to the different occurrences during the year and give thanks. In this post, we will show you six reasons why you should give thanks this Christmas season.
Reasons to Give Thanks This Christmas Season
It is very easy to get caught up in the preparation and celebration that we forget the true essence of Christmas. As such, we may see no reasons to give thanks this season. We put together six important reasons why you should give thanks this Christmas. Check them out below:
Sometimes, we look around us and we don’t feel the need to give thanks or celebrate. Over the last two years, coronavirus has ravaged our world. You likely know someone that has suffered from this virus or even lost a loved one.
When you consider all of these, then you don’t even want to give thanks. But then, you should thank God that you are alive. Life may be hard at the moment, but you should thank God because you are still here. The fact that you are alive means that God’s got a plan for you and you should be grateful.
Without Jesus Christ, there will be no Christmas. He is the reason for the season and we should be grateful He came. Forget all the bows, decorations, new clothes, ribbons, food, and drinks that are commonplace during Christmas. If God hadn’t sent Jesus Christ, we wouldn’t be enjoying any of these things.
We must continually remember that Jesus Christ is right at the center of our celebrations. As such, we should give thanks that He came and has given us a reason to celebrate.
It is pretty easy to take the family for granted, especially if you aren’t so closely knit. Have you tried imagining how boring it would be celebrating Christmas by yourself? Some folks would give an eye to have a family to spend Christmas with.
If you’ve got one then you should be thankful for this special miracle. They don’t even have to be family by blood. As long as you have people to share this special holiday with, you should be thankful for the opportunity. While giving thanks to these individuals, also thank them for being there for you.
The Gospel is the anchor of Christmas and it is among the greatest gifts that God has given us. Jesus Christ bore the chastisement that brought us peace. He took the stripes that brought us healing and became poor that we might be rich.
The Gospel gives us hope for a brighter future and we can hold onto this hope to trust God better. It doesn’t matter if you are going through pain or suffering currently. The gospel assures us that it is just for a while. All of these blessings give us a reason to give thanks this season.
From time immemorial, God has always provided for His own. If you are going to be truthful to yourself, God has come through for you over the last year. Wondering how the funds for that project came or how you got that contract? It wasn’t because of your ability, it was God’s favor and provision.
Pause, take a stroll back in time and count your blessings. Give thanks for God’s provision despite the difficult times and poor economy.
Imagine if God was like a man and didn’t forgive us our sins. There would be almost no human being on earth because we have all sinned and come short of His glory. But by His mercies and the gift of Jesus Christ, He forgives us. Christ’s blood-bought our redemption, a gift that keeps on giving.
We must give thanks because this holiday opened the door to this blessing. As we thank God for His forgiveness this season, we should also forgive those that hurt us. Doing this helps us to heal from past wrongs so that we can move forward.
That’s it for our reasons to give thanks this Christmas. What other reasons do you know? Please share them with us in the comments section. Also, kindly check out ChurchPad for other articles about church communication and congregation management.