In order to show mankind the right path, to lead truth to the path of truth and righteousness, and to spread the greatness and love of God, the Son of God was born as the Savior of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the words of John the Jew- ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only son’ (John 16). And Jesus took the body of human beings and made a marvelous blend of love with God and love of God.
The fact that God loves us unselfishly, that he is always with us and forgives us forever – is the truth that Jesus preached to us through his whole life and actions. His other name is ‘Emmanuel’, which means ‘God with us’.
By being God’s Son, Jesus himself manifested the cruel death of the crucifixion and manifested the whole humanity in the light of salvation. In the world, the liberation of the liberation came in establishing the state of peace, unity, union, and love. Therefore, on the occasion of the birth of this great savior, Christmas celebrates the joy of Christianity and freedom of the whole world.
Many times we use both words of joy and happiness in the same sense. But in the sense of the word joy reaches a special significance. Because happiness involves matters of worldly wealth, that is, by means of worldly wealth, we determine the measure of happiness.
But the word joy is absolutely divine. When we get to God, realize his unselfish love, we are happy. And Jesus Christ came with the message of this happy message among all the people, regardless of the rich and the poor.
He has guided us to approach God and revealed God’s love to us. That is why, on Christmas day, we rejoice in the hope of becoming one with God.
Christmas teaches us to love. In the light of John 3:16 – not the result of any religious work of the people, nor the result of prayer or any yajna. God willingly gave to our beloved son for our salvation. People should respond to God’s love. The real love comes from heaven (1 Corinthians, chapter 13).
God sent Jesus Christ as a gift to us. So through Christmas, we got gifts in one another’s life. Become one another’s peace. Christmas gives us peace and happiness. When Elisabeth heard of Jesus’ coming message from Mary, the son of John the Baptist was dashed in joy.
Shimon was thrilled to take the baby Jesus up in the temple of Jerusalem, saying, ‘My eyes saw the salvation of the couple’ (Luke 2:10). So whenever we take the life of sin and accept Christ as the redeemer of salvation, then we realize the joy of salvation.
Christmas guarantees salvation. At Acts 4:12, “There is no other name in the heavens above, in the name of God.” But when people were whispering in the sea of sin, when all the way to freedom was stunned, then through Jesus’ birth, people found the way to salvation.
Jesus endured the crucifixion of our sins on his own behalf. After three days, he was buried alive by the resurrection from the tomb, and through expiration, he gave us the opportunity of salvation. That we may be saved from sin.
Here is John 1:29 – “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” There are many religions, many prophets or noblemen in this world who have proclaimed salvation to mankind; But no one could say – come to me, I will release you, I will forgive sins and forgive me. Only the Lord Jesus has forgiven human sins and wanted to save. So we started to rejoice in the hope of salvation on Christmas.
Christmas teaches our world brotherhood. God speaks a human language as God. And God’s language is the language of love, that Jesus preached throughout his life. Those who respond to the call of this love of God get absorbed in love, they become one with each other – so they become brothers and sisters of each other.
Because God is our Creator, He is our Father. When we call God as Father, the whole world becomes a human family and we become one another’s brother in that family.
This world-wide spirit encourages us to live together in harmony with all kinds of violence, oppression, conflict, violence, peace, harmony and love.
Dr. Father Hemant Pius Rosario, CSC: Principal, Notre Dame College, Dhaka