Trees, gifts, candles, lights, nativity scenes - looks like Christmas to me. The time of year when most of the world pauses to celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, whether they even know it or not.
The question is often asked --- "Should believers join in a time which has become so commercialized? What does all this have to do with Jesus anyway?" Well, I think a lot of it is up to the individual, and his own perception of all the celebration. As for me...
Gifts remind me of the greatest gift ever given - Christ Himself.
Christmas trees cause me to think of the cross and everlasting life through Christ's appearance.
Beautiful lights and candles show the world that we remember Him and His birthday.
Was it actually December 25th? I don't know, and it doesn't matter to me. I feel that every day should be a celebration of the fact that God loved us enough to come down to us, be born as a baby, live a sinless life, and die to pay for sins in our place. In fact, I'm not sure one day is enough to show Him how much believers care about and think of our Lord.
It's not about the giving or the getting or the sales or all the other things, it's about God giving His Son and us receiving this precious gift. May we never forget.
Celebrate Christmas?? OH YEAH!!! It is my way of remembering Jesus' birth.
Happy Birthday Jesus!!! (BTW- Thanks!)
There is something diminished in our society, I believe. It is the attitude of gratitude. So many people seem to feel they are entitled to life's blessings, and they ignore the sense of gratefulness that should prevail. We live in a generation that tends to demand a lot but never says thanks.
Yeah, I know we have a day in November to be thankful. But is that enough? Have you shown gratitude to those who have enhanced and blessed your life? Have you shared your appreciation with the people who have sacrificed on your behalf?
Folks, you are not entitled to be given anything....except life, a chance to succeed, and a Savior. Well, let me clarify that statement. You definitely don't merit a Savior and neither do I. But God provided one for you and me anyway. To truly show your gratitude for such a gift, He has one demand - your life devoted and surrendered to him. He want His gift to be claimed and appreciated.
So I say THANKS!! To our veterans, to our loved ones , to our friends, to those who have blessed my life---A HEARTY THANK YOU!!! And to our Savior, Jesus Christ, my multiplied thanks and gratefulness!