Turn on the light

Christmas-Garland1A friend asked me is it right to celebrate Christmas owing to the history behind the selection of the date. He asked me to give scriptural backing!

So, I thought for a split second and tossed the thoughts outta the window! Do you know why?

I understand that some guys have some reservations about the date selected, the funny festivals performed those days and all, but truth still remains that Christmas is about the birth of Christ. And I celebrate Christ.

The angel, the shepherds and three wise men celebrated the birth of the Saviour of the world and used the opportunity to tell others about him. That’s what I do too. Luke 2:8-17, Matt 2:1-12.

In spite of the history behind December 25, I am not celebrating the date, but the person and that is scriptural. That world might have hijacked the date but not my Christ. The exactness of the date might not be known but the truth of the event is certain – Christ came to the world to save us – and that is worth celebrating.

I celebrate the joy of the season of Light, the privilege to be called ‘child of God’ and the opportunity to share the gospel at Christmas or whichever day.

Christmas is not just a cool season, it’s a great one – God became man so that man can become divine. It’s glorious, and I don’t care if it is celebrated on January 1st or April 16. Romans 14.

It is my Jesus, the Light!

If the Light has never been on in your life – if Christ hasn’t washed you clean and is not reigning, you can start a relationship with Him today.

The Bible says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved [Rom 10:9].

So if you want to do that now, then say this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins. The sacrifice of your life for mine is more than I can ever know. I have been living in sin all this while. Lord, I know this has to change. Please, forgive all my sins. Come and be Lord and Saviour of my life. Come and be the centre of my life. Please lead me to grow in knowing You. Thank You Jesus.

Now you are passed from death to life. Let’s hear of your decision: +2347055911914 and lets help you on this great JOURNEY.

Cheers,

Toluwanimi

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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