Christmas – Holiday vs. Holy Day

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. (Psalm 42:4, Holy Bible, King James Version)

Holiday or holy day. What’s the difference? A holiday celebrates designated events or honors significant historical figures. People participate in celebrations with parades, fireworks, picnics, or a ceremony.

A holy day is a religious commemoration observed by those who believe in the sanctity of that specific event. Christmas, a legal holiday in the United States, is a holy day for Christians. It is a religious celebration, a memorial, for Jesus. A baby born in unfavorable circumstances, He was destined to become the sin offering for all humanity – even for those who celebrate Christmas as a holiday.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are the holy reason for this holiday season. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore


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