‘Jesus is the ‘Reason for the Season’ – What does it act mean?

I’ve been thinking about that catch phrase we Christians like to use: “Jesus is the reason for the season”. I understand why we say it, I do it myself; It’s a reaction to all the meaningless tinsel, glitz and modern day political correctness that Christmas has become. Even to the point where the name of Jesus is left completely out of what is supposed to be the celebration of His birth. (Not that Jesus was actually born on 25th December- but that’s for another discussion)

I was thinking about this, and as I read through Isaiah 9:6 a thought occurred to me: Saying ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’ is the opposite of what the Bible says.

Here is the Reason for the Season:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

And also Luke 10:11: ‘And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

How mind-bogglingly wonderful this is: To us – you and me, this child was born, this Son was given, who was the saviour of the world! “Good news of great joy for all the people”.

A Lost, Broken World, Separated From God was the Reason

Jesus came to restore the broken relationship between us and The Father. He came for the redemption of all of creation, so that we may gain salvation and everlasting life when we choose to believe in Him.
You are the reason for Christmas.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
John 3:16–17

When we remember that Jesus, King of Heaven came to Earth; born in a humble stable, knowing His life would end 33 years later in excruciating agony on a cross, for you, for me, it makes Christmas a time filled with even more wonder and reason to celebrate, doesn’t it?

It’s very humbling to think it, let alone say it out loud. But it’s the truth. Jesus is The Father’s greatest gift to us.
Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

7 thoughts on “‘Jesus is the ‘Reason for the Season’ – What does it act mean?

  1. Excellent post, Jill. I had never thought of the phrase in that light and you are absolutely correct. Thanks so much for this. I will use this concept when I hear that phrase during this season. Blessings to you. Linda

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      1. Never back down from saying the Truth. Remember that the phrase was coined by the culture — it is not scripture, which is Truth. So what you wrote is telling us what is Truth about the birth of the Babe. Blessings to you my dear friend.

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  2. A lost broken world, separated from God was the reason.
    Jesus came to restore the broken relationship between us and God. The reason for the season IS about Jesus. He came to save the lost. That’s you and me. We cannot save ourselves.

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    1. That’s what this post is saying really Joe, in a slightly different way – if you read the post you’ll see that I said exactly those words (that Jesus came to die on a cross to save a lost & broken world, separated from God) the ‘season’ I’m talking about is all the commercial hype and silliness we get caught up with at Christmas time 😊

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