Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Are You Missing Jesus Because of Christmas?

That may seem like a funny question. After all, isn't that what Christmas is all about, Jesus? The answer to that question is .....absolutely. But are we so busy baking, decorating, shopping, visiting, and sending cards that we neglect to share the message of Christ's miracle birth? It is so easy to lose sight of the reason and get wrapped up in the season.

The season has literally turned into the "war on Christmas" and it has taken on a life of it's own. Retailers are vying for your every dollar. There are many people out of jobs or facing unemployment in these extremely uncertain economic times. This morning I read in one of the online newspapers that in Amsterdam they are having a "pink" nativity with two Marys and two Josephs to show support of gay marriages. Then there was the Walmart employee who was killed by people trying to save a dollar the morning of Black Friday.

It is sad how the world has turned this from a celebration of Christ's birth to a for-profit, political circus. But Christ told us there would be times like these. Times of tribulation and uncertainty that would test our faith; but He also told us to be of good cheer because He as overcome the world.

Share the message of hope and reach out to someone today, This Day, with the gift of Christ's love.

Peace and Joy,
Susan


John 15:5 (NIV) "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

3 comments:

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gigi said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll be back to visit yours.

Thank you for those wonderful words and great reminder.

lagirl said...

Can't believe that people have found a way to ruin the nativity scene. Thank God that most churches portray the nativity scene as it should be.camanabl