The earthly biblical heritage of Christianity is born of the Ancient Near East, which has influenced Asian, African, and European traditions. In short Christianity addresses not the heart of a particular culture or ethnic background, but the heart of man. Sin is not limited to one culture. It is deeply ingrained in all cultures. Wherever the human heart is, there is sin!
In mercy, God has revealed his righteousness to all the nations. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God. God chose the time and place in the timeline of human history where the message of the gospel would best be spread to all the earth. Two thousand years ago Palestine was the world’s crossroad. So, Christmas is about more than just what happens at your house or your church.
It is about the survival of mankind. We don’t just celebrate Christ’s goodness to us, but we celebrate that God has made it possible for people from all over the planet to be saved from their sins. Apart from the Lord of the Universe coming to Earth to die and rise again on the third day, there would be no hope, only misery and chaos.
The Advent of the Savior, Jesus Christ, is a big deal – the biggest deal in all of history. Don’t let this truth become lost in a pile of wrapping paper. In Christ alone is the hope of mankind. Don’t keep this to yourself. Tell someone!