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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.