Every year we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Did you ever consider that there is a parallel concept associated with this annual tradition? Through our tradition, we essentially celebrate Christ as being born again, year after year, on Christmas day. We also can look at this season as an opportunity as individuals to reflect on our spiritual lives, and re-dedicate ourselves to our Lord in a parallel way.
We too can be re-born again year after year, re-dedicating ourselves to love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, strengths, and souls, as God asks us in Deuteronomy 6 and Matthew 22. No, we will not be “Born Again” in the literal sense in the same way we were when we first accepted Christ into our lives, but we can use this season to celebrate our own spiritual birthdays. So when you celebrate Jesus’ birth this year, re-dedicate yourselves to following Christ and coming closer to him throughout the year so you can reflect on another year of spiritual growth on your next “re-birthday.”
Rob Strode, Elder