When most people talk about Holidays, they may think of a grand celebration involving family and friends. Perhaps the person you're speaking with will even tell you that Holiday activities are the most important part of Holiday celebrations. After all, they will add, what happens on earth doesn't happen in the Spirit of Christmas! Holidays are primarily about family, as people say.
What about the large majority of holidays that actually occur throughout the year? Often, they are even less than a Celebration. And yet, they're still holidays!
Indeed, people's hearts go out to people in need, and they want to help. Yet, how many times have you experienced having to go to another country for the Holidays? If your experiences with Holidays involve traveling, that's not the Holidays for you.
The people's experience with Holidays is largely a journey towards truth. For example, when it comes to the most popular Holidays of the year, Americans don't seem to have much of a choice, simply because the weather is just too poor there.
The thing to know about Holidays is that Jesus did not die on the cross in order to just get rid of sin. He wanted to offer salvation to all who would follow Him. The idea of a Great Meeting is sometimes referred to as "The Feast."
Again, the people's heart is filled with mercy, and they want to be with you and show you mercy. They want to be part of your inner journey.
For example, if you look at Christmas. We celebrate the most popular Holidays of the year, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Hanukkah. People may think that all these holidays are somehow similar. In fact, they're unique in a way that can be seen on a daily basis, with the multiple ways people participate in them.
Some people may prefer to see Christmas for what it really is: A celebration of giving. Instead of using things like gift cards, they feel that giving is what makes the holidays special. It's a way of giving people to you that is a given.
People sometimes say that during Holidays, you are usually welcome to come, but there are others who will say that there is no need to come. They feel that this is an injustice. But the reality is that even though there is no need to come, they will be welcoming all who come.
Even though we may only think of Jesus coming to celebrate His birthday, we see that the holidays are actually all about His visit to Israel. He made a sacrifice of Himself, that's why He gave up His very life for His people. He was willing to give up His life for His people.
A church office can be used for nearly anything during the season. People will normally try to make their offices as "homey" as possible, so they can enjoy working there. The truth is that every office in the Church has the same purpose, and that is to help the whole congregation to accomplish the work they need to get done.
And when it comes to Holidays, let's face it, they're not going away any time soon. So, the idea of getting sick and not being able to see friends is just part of the season. That's why people love the Holidays.