Board of General Superintendents: People around the world celebrate Christmas with social and family gatherings, festive decorations, and gift giving. However, many do not know the Christian meaning of the celebration. We have a sacred opportunity as believers in Jesus Christ to share the season’s
true meaning. Our heavenly Father gave us the greatest gift ever given – His Son. As John 1:14
reminds us, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus brought the hope of transformation and His message of love, grace, and forgiveness. Best
of all, He gave us relationship with our heavenly Father and eternal life. Scripture proclaims in
John 17:3, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus
Christ, whom you have sent.”
In a world filled with suffering and strife, Jesus came to offer peace, hope and new beginnings.
We pray that every Nazarene will experience and proclaim the true meaning of this Christmas
season. “O come, let us adore Him – Christ the Lord!”
Board of General Superintendents,
David W. Graves
David A. Busic
Gustavo A. Crocker
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