Regarding Christmas, some say that Jesus is "the reason for the season." They celebrate Christmas to commemorate his birthday. Popular Christmas music and many Christmas customs have little to do with Jesus Christ. Millions who celebrate the holiday do not put faith in him; some do not even believe he existed. In the commercial world, Christmas has become a holiday to advertise goods rather than an occasion to remember Jesus.
"Christ suffered for you, leaving you a model for you to follow his steps closely." (1Peter 2:21) To honor and remember Jesus, we should study his example as a perfect, intelligent man. Also, meditate on the way Jesus displayed compassion, patience, and the courage to do what is right, and look for opportunities to imitate him in our own life.
"The kingdom of the world did become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever." (Revelation 11:15) When we remember Jesus Christ, we should consider what he is doing now. Jesus is ruling as a heavenly King. God's Word prophesied regarding Jesus: "With righteousness he must judge the lowly ones, and with uprightness he must give reproof in behalf of the meek ones of the earth." (Isaiah 11:4) Those appealing qualities belong, not to a newborn baby, but to a mighty Ruler.