November 6, 2017 eurasiacommunity

What Does Christmas Mean In Eurasia?

Happy November, Eurasia Community!

I don’t know what things are like where you live, but if social media is any indication, the holiday season is in full swing for many people.

For Canadians, Thanksgiving has already passed, for those of us in the States it’s just around the corner, and many people are already jumping in to Christmas decorating and preparation.

As the birthplace of all the world’s major religions, the Eurasia reason is rife with significance for most people. And for those of who follow Jesus, that is especially true this time of year.

Of course, on Christmas Day, we will celebrate the birth that made all the difference for us—that sacred moment when the Word became flesh in the little town of Bethlehem.

But the other notable figure associated with this time of year—Saint Nicholas, also has roots in Eurasia. On December 6, millions of people raised in Orthodox traditions in Eurasia will celebrate Nicholas’s saint day, and millions more will celebrate Christmas in secular ways less than three weeks later.

But apart from truing knowing Jesus Christ, both of these holidays are meaningless.

Would you join us today in praying for the many people groups in Eurasia who have yet to hear the good news of Jesus?

Would you pray that God would open doors for us to reach them with the gospel, and that he would open hearts to hear this message as the holidays approach?

We’re so glad you’re a part of this community. We couldn’t do this without you.

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