The Meaning of Wishing: “Merry Christmas”
My friend’s Christmas card contained this handwritten message:
Christmas is the echo of Eternity touching Time.
The Incarnation of the Son of God into the baby Jesus is the gift of Christmas.
The Divine became human, so that humanity could share in the Divine – the Peace & Joy of the companionship of God.
God so loved the world
(and especially the men & women, whom He created in His Image and Likeness)
that He sent His only Son
(The Personification of Divine Love)
to become man,
(to suffer & die on the Cross to absolve all men & women, from all sin)
so that all who believe in Him, shall not perish, but have life everlasting – John 3:16.
God’s unilateral, unconditional New Testament Covenant of Love restored
the broken relationship between God and men & women.
The first Christmas is the beginning of that wonderful restoration,
It’s the begging of re-grafting broken branches into the life-giving vine.
It’s the beginning of experiencing the presence of God within us.
It’s the beginning of the gift of Grace, flowing through one broken vessel to another,
serving as the gyroscope for our souls, to love God and each other, as Christ loves us.
All of that is said & shared, when we wish someone: