Pastor from Jackson church reflects on true meaning of Christmas

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some believe many have forgotten what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Northside Assembly of God Youth Pastor Ryan Martinez has been involved in ministry work for 13 years. He says during his work he has seen the focus of Christmas shift. “Everybody gets wrapped up in the gifts and Santa,” Martinez said. “But some forget what we are really celebrating, and that is the birth of hope in the world.” Martinez says as a child he never really understood the actual meaning of giving a gift. He says understanding the meaning is one of the most important parts. “When you give a gift, it’s actually a symbol. That symbol of a gift is when God gave us his son,” Martinez said.

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