This blog is about the story of my family here in America. We arrived in the 1630s as Puritans, and became the common folk of the New World.

What the Puritans thought of Christmas

My family, the Puritans, celebrated Christmas much the same way that we do today, by acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. But to them it was December 25th. Please don't misunderstand, it's not like they didn't worship Jesus on December 25th, they did. But it was mostly a day like any other day. If you had asked them if they were going to praise God that day, they might have asked you if you were going to wear shoes that day.

Faith was never a Sunday-morning thing for the Puritans, nor did they have much interest in "religious holidays". Their love for God was in every moment of their lives, in every breath they took. Yes, the Puritans were aware that Christmas Day marked the birth of Jesus, and they respected it. But for them, His rebirth, and His return, were much more important.

They knew that He was the reason for the season, and more than that, the reason for life.
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