Why are there holidays?
Jesus says, “For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Luke 22:16
Let us celebrate
Here Jesus speaks of the Jewish Passover festival. On the next day Jesus was killed on the cross.
He took this horrible death upon himself out of love for us humans and gave those who believe in him every reason to celebrate a giant festival – and new festivals over and over again. This is of course the gospel of Jesus, the good news.
Presents at Christmas, a rabbit at Easter
Christians have been celebrating this event ever since at Easter. Before I became a Christian, I did not know the exact meaning of the individual holidays.
At Christmas there are presents, at Easter the rabbit and at Pentecost a long weekend to relax – that was it.
Ever since I became a Christian, I have celebrated these holidays very consciously.
Time and again, I enjoy working through these events and the messages behind them.
Each festival has its meaning
Every holiday has an enormous dimension for all people. The Almighty God has carried out marvellous miracles.
Christmas – the Son of God becomes a simple human on earth.
Easter – the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Pentecost – the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus.
I am convinced that we will also experience great miracles both today and in the future, because God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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