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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Merry Christmas

10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Matthew 2:10-14 NIV

Christmas is one of my favorite holiday’s friends. I love decorating the house with various styles of miniature trees. I love putting up all my cute Santa’s that make the house look so festive and warm. I love watching my share of Christmas movies too. If I had to pick my top five Christmas movies, they would be Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Jack Frost, A Charlie Brown Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas all versions. From the 1966 original cartoon to Jim Carey’s 2000 live action movie, and then Benedict Cumberbatch’s 2018 animated version with plenty of laughs to go around. My favorite part of all those Grinch movies, is how a change of view, grew his heart.

Christmas is more than decorations, food, presents, and movies. It is about LOVE friends. The book of John 3:16 so eloquently puts it this way, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” God’s love for us brought him here. When I think of the real story of Christmas, I see it as the Creator our Heavenly Father stepping down into us, his creation. God had to come because nothing but Him had the power to save and reconcile us. And because of his love for us, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Yes, he paid it all on Calvary’ s Cross.

Why do I celebrate Christmas? I celebrate as a reminder to share the good news. Jesus he is the savior who delivered us from sin and death. He is the Messiah who fulfilled the law of the prophets. He is the divine Lord who has made an eternal bond showing us the way to salvation.

How do I celebrate?

I celebrate with gift giving, because of the indescribable gift God has given me. I celebrate with strings of light because the light of the world has come to us. I celebrate with songs because it is my expression of joy as I follow God’s example. I celebrate when I put my trees up as a reminder of how his life, has changed mine. No matter how you spend your Christmas, Keep Jesus in your holiday. Amen.

Remember friends, we are each others’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Keep Jesus In Your Christmas

Keep Jesus In Your Christmas

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let us dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Keep Jesus In Your Christmas

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:11-14 NKJV

Off into the Christmas season, there is plenty of shopping, decorating, and cooking to be done. Not to mention those holiday travel plans for your jingle bell destination. As I think about my grandmother, it was one of her favorite holidays. My mom and I would help her decorate the tree with beautiful ornaments and lights. She reminded our whole family how important it was to keep Jesus in our Christmas, as he is the reason for the season. Let the ways of Christ take root in your heart, not just during the holidays, but the whole year.

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Love.  John 3:16 tells us, God loved us so much that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent his only son to be the atonement for all our sins so that we could be reconciled back to him. Jesus was born to die and if he had not died there would be no you and I.

A Christmas Story, Luke 2:1-15 ESV

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Merry Christmas and have a blessed holiday.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.