December 24, 2010
Well, it’s still 7 hours from now and no one is preparing for the noche buena yet(atleast at my place). But hey, for most of us, Christmas spirit comes as early as September. And as November approaches, our asses can’t get still on one seating when everyone is talking about gifts, parties and bonuses!
As this 7 hours is depleting, I just found myself having an alone time in front of the computer and suddenly realized I might as well share the meaning of Christmas for me.
I attended the last livewire service of Meralco Christian Fellowship this year. We were asked what can we share in the group about Christmas. I shared mine in a very nervous voice. But here is the exact words I should have said if I was not shivering that time. Haha.
As Christmas makes everyone spend thousands of bucks for gifts and parties, which is obviously the reason why most people are happy this time of season, may we also realize the other reason. Christmas is just like a birthday celebration in a family, much like in a big one. When my grandfather celebrated his 81th birthday, every family in the clan were present. It was like a big feast and everyone was really having a blast. It was celebrating the moment of reunion. We played a lot of games and sang every song and ate every food. It was really a good feeling seeing everyone is enjoying. Christmas is same as that. The only difference is, Christmas is a much bigger celebration of the whole world for the birthday of Jesus.
It’s as simple as that.