Why the Holidays Are Happy

festive-gift-box_4460x4460On the evening of December 12, people of the Jewish faith all over the world will begin their celebration of Hanukkah, the festival of light. During these eight blessed days they will remember the glorious miracle of the Menorah at the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. The Menorah remained lit for eight days with only one day’s supply of oil.

On December 25, people of Christian faith all over the world will celebrate Christmas, the nativity of our Lord. For unto us a child is born, our savior Christ the Lord! We remember how the Word became flesh as God shared in our humanity being born of a virgin, becoming man in the second person of the Holy Trinity.

Let us rejoice and shout Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Let us proclaims God’s glory in this sacred time of year!

Throw away your holiday candelabra and light your Menorah! Discard your holiday tree and decorate your Christmas tree!

These and many other winter holidays exist through religion and faith, and for the glory of God. We must not fear holy words like Christmas and Hanukkah, rather rejoice in them. Be not afraid, people of faith; let us praise God and serve him with great humility!

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