Christmas is for the poor… Christmas is for the weak… Christmas is for the broken-hearted…The lonely…and the meek. It’s the magic of Christmas that can heal our hearts. Christmas movies often portray beautiful families with a simple message: a lesson learned, usually. There is almost always a happy ending.
But Christmas is not only about gifts under the tree, and togetherness with family. It’s about something greater. It’s not about what you get, but what you’ve already got–a Savior. Jesus entered our hearts. Born of the Virgin Mary, at a time when babies were put to death because the king sought to kill Him.
As a man He changed the course of history. A human sacrifice. He died for you and for me. Sent by God, the Holy Father, He performed miracles, signs, and wonders that could not be performed by men. Fully human, and fully divine, He rose again! Christmas is about hope, and Christmas is about peace.
Christmas is about Jesus. He is the reason for the season.
Zina Hermez authored the book Not Without God: A Story of Survival and created the Spinal Injury Solutions! online website. Zina works as an English Language Instructor, and has been an educator for nearly fifteen years. Her thousands of students have been from many parts of the world, and she’s worked with all ages.
Zina writes articles on faith and overcoming challenges, and her stories have been featured in Christianity Today, Spinal Cord Injury Zone, newsletters, and medical journals among other various publications. To learn more about Zina visit http://zinahermez.com.