~~~~~~~~~ "We are here for only a moment, wanderers and sojourners in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." I Chron. 29:15 NLT

Friday, December 24, 2010

Remember the Reason

Christmas isn't about buying the right gift.  It's not all about sending cards, baking, eating, and hoping we'll get our wishes fulfilled.

Christmas is accepting the gift that God gave us--a Babe in a manger, His only Son, Jesus, the Christ.  Like Mary, we ponder what this gift means to each and everyone of us.

The world was, and is, in great darkness.  Will we see and accept that light of great joy into our lives?  Will we surrender to,  and reflect, the light for others to see Him in who we are and what we do?

Thanks be to God.   We have the Word with eye-witness accounts to give us hope and wings of faith to free us from the burden of our, and the world's, sins.  What more could we ask?

The world didn't know what was needed, but God did.  Out of love for humankind, He generously gave us what we need.  Will we unwrap the gift in awe and wonder?  Will we retain the gift or get bored with it and lay it down after a few days?

Enjoy the season with the music, the giving and receiving of earthly gifts.  But when all that is over, Remember the Reason.


Rebecca said...

You're so right, Jan.

Enjoy a blessed Christmas with your family and friends.

Looking forward to sharing more tidbits & encouragement in 2011!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Merry Christmas Jan and Alan! Wasn't last evening's program wonderful? The reason for this season! We saw you but you slipped out before we could greet you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Always remembering Him, maybe even more so now that the craziness has subsided. Blessed peace to you in the new year.


Joy Comes in the Morning said...

Since this is a Christmas post, I hope you had a great holiday. I just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't had time to post very much lately, but I am glad you took the time to leave a post. God bless!

Dee said...

I hope your New year is going well. Dee

Anonymous said...

Very good post..