Yes, you’ve read it right! A Christmas clampdown is happening. Not every part of the world thinks Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ Governments are clamping down on Churches and Christians celebrating Christmas, because they do not want people to hear the Gospel - their aim is to stop the Good News of Jesus Christ spreading.
Millions will be celebrating Christmas in secret, because in many countries Christmas is illegal. Christmas trees, decorations, carol singing, praying, even the giving of gifts are banned. Secret Christmas celebrations carry potential fines, arrest and imprisonment. Despite dangers many will come together to pray, sing, and reflect on the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Let us be thankful this Christmas because it’s a gift to be able to celebrate it freely.