Over the weekend, I heard a few people say, “Christmas is over.” But the reality is, it’s really only just begun. Christmas Day is the first day of Christmas. There are 12 more after that leading to the Epiphany on January 6.
It’s only right that Jesus would get a 12-day celebration for His birthday, I think.
The Epiphany, for those of you who may not be familiar with the term, is the day that the three wise men visited Jesus bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. That means that there are still quite a few days of celebration ahead. I like that. I often feel that there is so much anticipation and expectations leading up to Christmas Day that once it’s over its as if all the joy and happiness have escaped like air being let out of a balloon.
But the truth of the matter is, there are more days to celebrate. The story of Jesus’ birth has just begun. Sure, perhaps Santa has come and gone, but Jesus just arrived. And he’s the real reason why we are celebrating.