The meaning of Christmas

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, December 24, 2015

By Pastors Lorenzo and Tracy Mallory

Most people this day and time have materialized Christmas into simply a day to give gifts. We prepare for this one day every single day of the year and decorate our houses from bottom to top before even entering December. Many believe that Christmas is about seeing their children wake up early in the morning to rush to a Christmas tree full of presents, after staying up the night before, baking cookies to place by the tree for Santa.

Lorenzo and Tracy Mallory

Lorenzo and Tracy Mallory

Some think that having Christmas cantatas at church, exchanging secret Santa gifts, or praise dancing to “Now Behold the Lamb,” are what Christmas is all about. The traditions of man have begun to outshine the true meaning of Christmas. Over the years, Christmas has been broken down, and some have even removed “Christ” out of Christmas, by calling it “Xmas.”

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When driving past churches and seeing the lovely nativity scenes, some see the manger with the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes with no idea who He is. The Old Testament gives a glimpse of His deity. He is God our Creator, God manifested in the flesh, Our Lord. He’s the healing God, the Ultimate Gift! He is the One who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. The real meaning of Christmas is celebrating His birth, because He made the ultimate sacrifice. It will take an eternity for us to begin to fathom what it truly cost Him so we might live.

This Christmas season gives us the perfect opportunity to show just how serious we are about His Lordship in our lives. With the entire gift giving process that you all are preparing to do, ask yourself; “What gifts are you bringing to the Father?” “What can we offer to Our Savior that will be acceptable and pleasing in His sight?” “What gifts can we offer up to Him as He sits on the throne seated in heavenly places that will not only touch but also move the heart of God?”

This is the real meaning of Christmas: to recognize, honor and respect His birth, His deity, His Lordship, but most of all His ultimate sacrifice.

As we exit 2015 and enter 2016, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas as it is written in the Word of God. Allow Jesus to be to be the reason for every season. Many churches are preparing to have their Watch Night service in just a few days. Let the Savior be a part of your New Year’s resolution. We invite you to be a part of our Greater Dimensions Kingdom Ministries family this year. Our address is 1589 Bridge Road. Contact us via email at

We pray that you and your entire family have a very Merry Christmas, as well as a prosperous New Year! From our Greater Dimensions family to yours, be blessed.