PRO 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
If you are part of the church that traces its roots through Rome or the Protestant Reformation I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. If you are part of the Orthodox world, just bear with us people who have it wrong.
We are not celebrating a “false” (8267) “gift” (4991), or, as the NASB puts it “gifts falsely.” The key to Advent, Christmas and Epiphany is not in the date or rituals built around them. The key is in the truth.
That is why for believers the materialism and party atmosphere should not distract us from being reminded that this date has been set to remember that the “Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14)
So? Gather. Fellowship. Give and receive. But don’t forget to worship.