If for reasons of conscience toward the Lord, you don’t celebrate Christmas, please don’t tell yourself, or let anyone make you feel that, there is no beauty in winter without it.
If you live in a cold climate, the snow He sends will still be white, and the trees, which He planted, will still bear this beautiful burden of whiteness on their boughs. The sparrows will still twitter and flit, and the snow still sparkle in the daytime and twinkle at night.
All of the beauties, in whatever climate you live at this time of year, will still be there! Fellowship will be as sweet without it, when we walk in the Spirit, and we can give and receive at any time. Food will be just as delicious, and this life – because He redeemed us! – will still be a life of lasting wonders.
So let us rejoice every day
because Jesus came to us,
lived among us His perfect life,
died to save us,
was raised to give us right standing with His Father,
and is coming soon – He Who is the source of all love and life and goodness!
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.