Merry Christmas from the GCU Blogs

By Lily Cooper

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Merry Christmas from Grand Canyon University!

What do the holidays mean to you?

It may be no more school or time for friends, family and presents! It may even be the time of good food, lights, decorations and joy. Whatever it is, there is something special that happens around this time of year and at Grand Canyon University, it is no different.

As a Christian university, GCU highlights this special time of year as a season to be happy and joyful because of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. God sent His son to be on this earth so that our sins can be forgiven and we can spend forever with Him. It is because of this we celebrate and rejoice.

John 12:46 highlights this act of love: “I have come into the world as light, so that no one who believes in me need remain in the dark.”

The world can be such a dark place, and many of us have seen it firsthand. But the beauty in everything is if we place our hope and love in Jesus, he will be our light and guide us through life. No longer do we have to walk blindly in the dark if he is right behind us!

This is why Christians celebrate Christmas. It is a way for us to praise and recognize Jesus’ birth and how through Him we have eternal life if we accept Him into our hearts.

Jesus is literally the reason for the season and GCU shows that by helping others in need, rejoicing in songs at Chapel service, providing comfort and support for students taking finals and building up the community. Every moment, we focus on the true meaning for the holiday.

We hope you all have a wonderful time spent with your loved ones! Spend this Christmas remembering the real reason for the cheer, laughter and smiles. After all, the beauty of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.