Christmas and Easter

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. (W. T. Ellis, Civil War veteran)

So much of the “Christmas spirit” is manufactured by advertising and showy programs, but, as Ellis suggests, the real Christmas spirit comes from the heart of those who understand what it’s really all about. We must understand that Christmas is the celebration of the beginning of God’s plan; it continues with the life and death of Jesus and culminates with Easter.

Christ died for our sins. . . He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)