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Remember the reason for the season

 

Last updated 12/18/2008 at Noon



Seasons greetings to everyone! I hope this Christmas season finds all of you readers being blessed as you go about your Christmas shopping. I just wanted to share with you a couple of great thoughts as you go into the holidays.

I know that we are in tough economic times but we must not forget the real reason for the season. Christmas isn’t necessarily about “gift giving,” although it is a huge part of it. It isn’t even about decorating our houses, though that is a huge part of it as well. It isn’t about the multitude of TV programs or commercials, shopping deals or even all of the family get-togethers that we will have this Christmas season. Though all of these things go into making this time of year very special for all of us, we must not forget the real reason we celebrate this great holiday.

As believers in Christ we celebrate this holiday to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior. Christmas wouldn’t truly be Christmas if we didn’t include Jesus. I know that everywhere we look it seems that we see the name of Christ associated with Christmas less and less as each year goes by. I pray as a nation that we never forget the reason for our favor, the reason that we are so blessed, the reason that we have so much when other countries and nations have so little. It is because at one time we were a nation who put God and the things of God first. I want to say thank you, God, for sending all of us the best Christmas present in the world: your son, Jesus.

So, as you gather this year to celebrate Christmas, I would ask that you stop and take a moment at sometime during your gift giving and feasting and just say “thank you” to Jesus for what he did for us. Invite Him in to be a part of your celebrating. I’m sure He won’t refuse. Until next year – may God bless you! I wish you all the best.

PS – I would like to invite you to attend a teaching series called “What in the world is going on?” by Dr. David Jeremiah. This will be held on Wednesday nights at Fallbrook Foursquare Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting January 7. For further information, please call (760) 723-8086. Childcare provided.

 

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