Make this Christmas more meaningful

December 7, 2016 · 

With Christmas only a few weeks away, I am reminded how commercialized the holiday has become. Everywhere you look, retailers are heavily pushing holiday sales. They remind us of the need to purchase the latest gadget or this year’s hottest toy for our loved ones.

We find ourselves focusing on making sure the decorations are perfect, sending out Christmas cards, purchasing gifts for friends and family, and planning our holiday gatherings. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with any of these.

However, in many cases, we become so busy planning the “perfect” Christmas, we often forget the true meaning. So, as we prepare our hearts this Christmas, take a moment to remember the miracle of Christ’s birth. I encourage you to look at Christmas a new way this year.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of the LORD of hosts will do this.”  Isaiah 9:6-7

Make Christ the center of this holiday season. Celebrate the birth, life, death, and resurrection of our Savior. He was born to die for our sins and paid the ultimate price for us.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Ultimately, this is the true message of Christmas.


Troy Miller
President & CEO