Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

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IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives.

Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families.

Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain emptiness about the whole festivities if we don’t explore the deeper meaning to it all.

Christmas without Christ is like a balloon without air; it is sure to fall flat and will not deliver the joy that it was designated for.

Surely Christmas in its most basic sense it the chosen time to reflect and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

That is why it is called Christmas.

Even the Three Wise Men recognised the importance of this wondrous occurrence. Despite all of their wisdom, they embarked on a journey to meet The One who was going to deliver the message of peace, joy and happiness and ultimately Eternal life.

They could see that such was the importance of this occasion that they took the time to drop everything and embark on a journey which I’m sure was much more perilous than it is today.

The real question is; Do we follow the path of the Wise men and drop everything for a period of time to honour and reflect on the arrival of Our Saviour on Earth, His birth at Christmas?

Should we take the time to do so then we are getting closer to the real meaning of Christmas. It is in doing we learn.

Unfortunately in this ever fast moving world that we live in, it is getting harder and harder to appreciate the significance of taking time out to reflect.

There are no excuses as it is the perfect time of the year to do so. The year is coming to an end so it is ideal to spend time in reflection before the next year begins.

What better way is there to spend this reflection than in The Presence of Jesus Christ, the infant who brought to us the message of presence when he said.

“I Am (is) The Way The Truth and The Life”

The greatest gift we can give to a fellow human being is our presence.

There is no better way to commence the New Year than to spend time in His presence and to ask for His guidance for the upcoming year.

A guidance which if acted upon will be sure to deliver.

Yes, have no doubt that Christmas is a wonderful time for children and for Santa Claus who I’m sure has already started his journey from the North Pole.

Yet I’m sure many of my readers will agree that the whole season has been hijacked by the world of commercial business and that it now more significant than ever to put Christ back into Christmas.

That will put joy into our hearts and air into our balloons as we embark on our journey into the New Year.

The best form of flattery is imitation so we should follow the advice of The Wise Men and receive the Message of The Newborn infant so that we can travel into The New Year with perfect peace and direction. Yes, with our very own inbuilt Sat-Nav.

Merry Christmas to All.

Next week I am going to write about — New Beginnings.


  1. Very, very nice! Happy Christmas to you and Yours!

    • Thank you Mary for your kind comment and here’s wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year – Roger