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Christmas Post - There is no X in Christmas.

Today I’m opening my heart and sharing with you why I could never replace the name of CHRIST with an X. Today I’m talking from my heart about my friend, my dear good friend, the ONLY ONE that didn’t just live for me but that willingly died for me as well. If you have ever loved someone that has also loved you back with unconditional love you may perhaps understand how personal this post is to me.

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Since I was a little girl Christmas for me truly was the most wonderful time of the year. I got to see during my early years of childhood the goodness from other people, and I experienced many of those Christmas miracles that you hear about. I got to see the kindness that touches your heart in such a way that you never forget. I got to meet the kind of angels that wake up every morning and go to work every day, and wear regular cloths. I got to see the light and the best of humanity during the darkest and hardest days of my life.

Since I was a little girl my Savior became so real to me. I could feel his tender care, his loving hand, his thoughtful teachings, and most importantly his endless love. On those days when we had no electricity He was our light. On those cold winter days he gave us warmth. On those days when our bellies were empty and we were terribly hungry, He made us full. On those days when there were no presents, He, my Savior and Redeemer became the GIFT.

How then could I replace His name with an X?

I can’t.

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For many if we X Christ we also X CHRISTmas… It would look like this: CHRISTmas. Everything that during this magical season is a symbol and representation of whom He is would be X’d out. Think about it… The Christmas trees, the evergreen garlands, and the gorgeous wreaths are a reminder that in the same way that evergreen doesn’t die, fade, or lose its needles in the winter, through Christ and his resurrection we can also have everlasting life. As the wreaths have no beginning or end we can also be encircled forever in his never-ending love. You see, in the same way that sparkling lights and candles brighten up our homes during the Christmas season, his light brings warmth and clarity to our hearts. Like such as these the list of symbolisms are endless, from the candy canes to the star on top of the tree, to the traditional Christmas colors, ALL is a symbolism of the little baby that was born in Bethlehem.

How then can I replace all of it with an X?

I can’t.

Christmas Decor Ideas - Red and White Festive Christmas Decorations.

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Christmas is the most wonderful Birthday Party that we will ever attend. Christ invites all of us to come unto him. We are not forced to celebrate his birthday, we don’t have to celebrate Christmas, BUT that doesn’t change the fact that WE ARE ALL INVITED! No matter what we believe, no matter how low or high we may feel, no matter the way we look, or talk, or think, no matter what religion we have embraced or if we are not religious at all, we are ALL invited to his birthday party. For goodness sakes… I love that! As the perfect host he invites you, and me, and all of us to come together  and celebrate light, love, kindness, joy, hope, and peace during the month and on the day that he was born.

How then could I replace His name from his own birthday?

I can’t.

I simply can’t.

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Please don’t take me wrong… I know that “X” has many meanings. Among them, “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as “Christ”. However, I also know that “X” has many more meanings… Here are just a few:

X, in Latin, “ex” means “out of,” as in Greek the preposition “ek” is “motion proceeding out from.”

X is also an instance of crossing or the condition of being crossed in the form of an X.

X signifies betrayal as to cross someone – XX = double cross.

X is a cross by its shape of two crossed lines – to “X out” is to cross out.

X is a mark, an indicator, an identifier.

X marks the checkbox.

X=ten in Roman numerals.

X is used as a mark for scoring a strike in bowling where it has a value of ten.

X represents 24 in arcane use as the 24th letter of the alphabet.

X is a symbol for multiplication.

X rated is a sign of explicit sexual content and pornography.

X indicates added dimension, as a 2×4.

X identifies one in a series as a placeholder: Gen X or Generation X or Planet X.

X = Kisses.

 

These are just a few meanings!

Christ, however, in Ancient Greek ( Χριστός, Christós)  means “anointed”. It is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Māšîaḥ) and the Syriac (M’shiha), meaning the Messiah. CHRIST, is the title, the name, given to Jesus of Nazareth. The only meaning behind it, is HIM. 

Can I take the time to say his name during Christmas? 

I can. 

I love this time of the year! 

 Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by today and be so kind to let me share a piece of my heart with yours!

Merry Christmas to all!

Desirée

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