Headlines can be deceiving. It appears that the Lifeway researchers are simply disappointed that Christians don’t celebrate Christmas they way they believe Christians should — and that is to “celebrate and tell the Christmas story from the Bible.” Gathering with family IS telling the Christmas story.
Like Mary and Joseph, many of us travel great lengths to get to our destination. Many times, there’s a relative or friend of a relative sitting at the table whose company we don’t necessarily enjoy, but we join with him or her in during this annual celebration expressing Christ’s “love towards one neighbor.” On Christmas Day, Family and Jesus are synonymous. While celebrating Christmas, we become a family that reflects His love, His kindness, His image, His Spirit — Christian and non-Christian alike — even if its just for one day.
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