A Christmas Letter
Dearest Daughters and Sons,
It's hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner.
Better get that tree before Lassie finds it!
While holly and holy don't always seem related, all of it generates an excitement that cannot be denied.
Somebody said, "Not even the secular can sequester the spectacular that's always sparked this season's celebrations!"
I know you're wondering what to give family and friends this year; knowing nobody remembers what you have them last year.
There aren't many things that don't wear out, get thrown out, or become played out.
That's why I'm writing.
I've got an idea that can change Christmas as usual.
Have you taken time to watch children lately?
They're so lost in wonder, love, and praise; and if you go to one of those candlelight services on Christmas Eve, your eyes will blur and then tears will fall as you watch cherubic faces glow even more radiantly than the candles being held in their little hands.
You've got to go!
Something inside almost explodes with fresh joy when you hear a child burst with innocence around manger scenes, "Look! Mommy! Daddy! There's baby Jesus!"
Surely, everything and everyone around this time of the year help make the season bright; but never forget the reason is baby Jesus: "A Savior is born to us! Christ the Lord!"
The best gift of Christmas was and will always be Jesus.
Now don't misunderstand me.
I'm not one of those Scrooges who make holidays look like a bad case of hemorrhoids.
I like popcorn balls, candy canes, cookies with lots of sprinkles, eggnog, mistletoe, and even the funny fat man in the red suit.
God knows they help make the season bright; but, again, don't miss the holy for the holly.
It's about a baby.
While giving/receiving gifts is fun, His gift is forever!
Think about it.
Everybody wants a gift that lasts forever.
We've got Him to give!
Are you with me?
That's why the holiday was named after Him over two thousand years ago.
Christmas is about Jesus!
Sooooooo...point somebody to Jesus!
Invite somebody to worship Him with you and the daughters and sons who get it/Him!
It may be hard to believe that it's almost Christmas, but the hardest thing to believe about Christmas is anyone knowing why we celebrate it who doesn't invite, welcome, and include everyone...
Christmas is about giving!
God the Father gave Jesus the Son to us; as a gift of life in time and forever...
For the Whole Family,
Blessings and Love!
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