Ellie Dunning, pupil
Christmas to me has a variety of meanings! As a Cristian, Christmas is one of the most important times in my year! It’s a time to stop and reflect on what God did for me and the rest of His children. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son - Jesus down to earth so that we could be saved!
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was asked to give birth to The Son of God. This was a huge thing for a normal, town girl. Mary agreed to do what God had asked of her this means that I can do whatever God asks me to do and trust Him and His plan for me.
Christmas is all about GODS AWESOME RESCUE PLAN! God has a plan for each and every one of us. Do you think He would have sent his Son to save us so that we could go to heaven with God if he didn’t care about us? God loves us unconditionally and He wants us to live a life of peace and hope, not fear and anger. Before Jesus was even born, he had something in store for us whether it’s big or small.
The majority of people at Christmas time enjoy giving gifts to one another! This was derived from the three wise men giving gifts to Jesus following his birth. Family and friends take great pleasure in exchanging beautifully wrapped gifts and love gathering together to share a large festive dinner.
Matthew 2:11 tells us about the wise men at Jesus’ birth:
‘On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.’
At Christmas, you get to eat a ton of food! Houses have a big banquet of various dishes. A lovely Christmas dinner just tops off the day and Christmas pudding is a great way to end the meal. Spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving presents, eating too much food but most of all celebrating the birth of Our Saviour Jesus
Christ… and that's Christmas to me!