the 'Real Reason for This Season'
Watching this video fills me with both joy and sadness. I rejoice with all those who stood up and celebrated Jesus and I'm equally sad for those who looked on with 'blank stares' because maybe they didn't even have a clue why anyone was standing up and singing in the first place.
Why in this great country of ours has celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ become taboo and out of style? I wonder about what I see happening around me when I go out shopping and it all becomes too much.
How do we keep Christ in Christmas and alive in our hearts this year? How do we deal with all the hustle, bustle, materialism, spend, spend, spend ~ and for what?
I do get it ~ the part about buying and giving gifts, if given from one's heart and sharing in the joy of 'giving' ~ though I have to wonder how many people these days just buy gifts to give something to their children, relatives, co-workers and friends ~ without 'really' knowing or understanding what the true deeper meaning of giving from one's heart is all about.
I do know that Jesus gave not just from His heart; He gave all of Himself completely and fully, every single day to every single one of us on this planet.
We do not deserve what He gives us and can do nothing to measure up to His perfect love. But we can ask Him to show us the way and teach us how to be more like Him by setting an example for Him in how we treat each other not just at Christmastime but right now today.
How amazing it is that Jesus is still giving and yet we are still taking more and more, without being thankful and appreciative of our Heavenly Father and Creator who gives us all we will ever need and more.
What do you really have in all the gift giving and buying of things and stuff if when you boil it all down you are still lacking and find yourself empty and unfulfilled? What do you really have if you don't know and include Jesus in your Christmas gift giving and celebration?
Please examine your heart during this holiday season and ask yourself ~ " What gift can I give back to Jesus this year? " the answer my friend to that simple question is ~ your heart and soul.
Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. Most Holy be His Name ~ He IS above all names. He IS LORD GOD Almighty and King of Kings ~ We should be shouting His Name [JESUS] from the rooftops this year to Honor and Praise Him ~ Glory to God on High and Peace to ALL men ~ Amen!
Jesus is the ‘only’ gift of Hope and Peace that keeps on giving ~ your whole lifetime and beyond. I pray for all peoples, believers and nonbelievers of this entire world to join me in celebrating His birth and His life this Christmas.
You can become part of His life story everlasting. He is waiting to meet you today! I pray that you will give Him the chance to show you what He has shown me.
I leave this final question today for anyone who wants to answer. If a situation as portrayed in this video arose for you to stand up and sing for Jesus ~ would you?
Please remember Jesus this Christmas because He never forgets about you!
God bless you all ~ in the name of Jesus!
Prayers and Blessings,
a brother in Christ,