The Essence of Christmas
The Christmas season has come upon us and the year of 2019 is soon to be the newest installment of memories from the past; children are excitedly anticipating opening their presents while adults scramble to purchase last minute stocking stuffers and have seemingly forgotten dinner menu items. The world these days chooses to commercialize Christmas, so much so that the majority of people seem to overlook the true essence and reason for the season: the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the most important reason for the Christmas holiday. He died on the cross for our sins and will save whosoever calls upon Him, acknowledges that they are a sinner and in need of a Savior, and will accept Him into their heart and trust in Him for salvation. I am so grateful for my salvation, because I know my life would be nothing without His watchful eye and loving care, and I am thankful that anyone can have that personal relationship with Him if they so choose.
Family time is another special aspect of Christmas. We should all indulge in creating priceless memories, new traditions, and basking in the presence of one another. Lay aside daily life for even just a day and enjoy the moment. Cherish the people that God placed into your life. Have a ridiculous amount of fun! Laugh! Don’t let anything get in the way of your Christmas spirit!
I just wanted to tell everyone Merry Christmas and give the sincerest of thank you’s to all who have been following my blog since the beginning. I am coming around to enjoy writing more; I think for a while I lost sight of who I was really writing for: Jesus. Expect much more from me in the coming year. I can’t wait to see what adventures unfold. I am taking a week or so off and will be back to work on new material January 2nd. Merry Christmas everyone!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 King James Version)