The word “Christmas” is constructed by two parts: Christ – mas. Mass means a large number of people or objects crowded together. So when people are being pulled together by the force of Christ, we have Christmas!
There’s something special about Christmas. Everything seems to be a little bit more joyful during this time. A big part of it has to do with the love that this season has to offer.
While for the rest of the year the world is trying to kill steal and destroy each another, during Christmas season people actually wanting to give and get together. Many wars have been paused on Christmas Day in human history. It’s almost like there’s a force pulling people together.
Jesus Christ came into this world to die for our sins because of His love for us. He came to pull us together. in Colossians 1:16-17, it tells us “For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (NIV)
No matter we recognize it or not, every time we want to give and get together during the Christmas season, it’s actually motivated by the love of Christ. Coming together is what this world needs. Only love can truly bind us together. To make this world a better place, the first step is to go and love each other a little bit more. Love generates peace and joy. With these three elements, we can get to have a Merry Christmas!
Bosco H. C. Poon, professionally known as B. O. Z. is a Chinese rapper-songwriter. B. O. Z. was lead pastor of More Than 12 Church in Richmond, BC for three hears before becoming an entertainment-world chaplain in Hong Kong.