Christmas Is A National Holiday
Christmas was declared a national holiday by Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.
"It's Jesus' Birthday it has to be a holiday."
Why Do We Celebrate Jesus' Birthday?
God didn't tell us to celebrate Christmas, so why are Christians doing this?
Why do we celebrate a child's birthday? Why do we celebrate a loved one's birthday? Is it not to remember and cherish the significance of the event? What other event throughout all time is more significant than the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ? It marks the arrival of Immanuel, God With Us, the Word Become Flesh, the Savior of the World—his is the most significant birth ever. It is the central event in all of history. Time chronicles backward and forward from this moment. I find myself wanting to ask, how can we fail to remember this day with great joy and reverence? How can we not celebrate Christmas? Why do we so often hesitate to wish people a Merry Christmas and instead wish them a Happy Holiday????
Remember the reason for the season.
Today your savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.