She will give birth a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

To many in the western world, Christmas – if it is allowed to be mentioned and celebrated – is nothing more than just Santa Claus, Father Christmas, holidays and parties. Its festivities without much spiritual meaning.

However, for us who are Christians, we who bear the name of Christ, it is a poignant season to remember the Son of God who came into this world to save us from our sins. It is a season to be grateful and thankful. It is a season to count our blessings, and so in His name, seek to be a blessing to others in His name. He came as a remedy for our sin and guilt and shame. He came to defeat death so that in Him, all may have life. Jesus Christ is the Good News for the world.

More than ever, may the way we celebrate Christmas and the way we live for Christ be an expression of our sincere gratitude and thanks to Him who came to be our Saviour.