Christmas is a wonderful time of year for so many reasons such as getting together with family, enjoying good food; not to even mention the joy that we see in our children as they open their presents on Christmas Day.
All of these things are quite beautiful but let us also remember the real meaning behind Christmas. Jesus was born and a light entered the world! He showed us God’s love by living a life filled with compassion and true holiness. He obeyed the father to the point of death on a cross to set all men free! This is the true foundation of Christmas and may his praises be sung with joy forevermore!
Jesus loves little children and it touched his heart when they jumped to his arms and showed a genuine, innocent, unprovoked love. Jesus actually commands us to be like little children with pure hearts and open minds. Can you imagine a world filled with people that simply love each other and enjoy being around each other?
Well life is a journey and we all make mistakes it is true but let us learn to love more and remember how much God loves us. We need to take small steps to become more like Jesus and his light will fill every room. God doesn't expect perfection, he loves us flaws and all; instead he simply desires for us to mature in love and understanding. Let this Christmas be the best one yet! Take the time to appreciate the gift of true joy and freedom that Jesus purchased for us all!
If you find yourself becoming a little too stressed this Christmas talk to God in prayer; ask him to fill you with real joy! Let him into your life personally by accepting his son Jesus Christ into your heart. This is the greatest gift that anyone can receive and it is free! Who says that the best things in life aren't free? God bless you all friends and Merry Christmas.
By Gordon E. Dawe