Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Memories

The sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas bring a flood of memories. I love watching all the old Christmas movies like White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, and the list continues. There are new movies, mostly on the Hallmark channel, and some remakes of old favorites that I've been enjoying too.

What is the draw to watch those movies over and over.....year after year? Is it the warm fuzzy feeling we get with the "happily ever after" endings? Maybe it's our own desire to have that "perfect" Christmas. I think it's the underlying message of compassion and hope these movies bring into our heart. Isn't that why Christ came? To be our example of compassion.....a compassion so great He gave His life for us, and to give us hope.......hope in eternal life, hope in never being alone, hope that no matter what, there is always Someone in our corner.

So today, This Day, as you make memories of the Christmas season with your family and friends, remember the message of compassion and hope that Christ brings to you every day.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

Psalm 86:15 (NIV)But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.


2 comments:

lagirl said...

Hi Susan,
I'm a newbie to Blogger and just lookin' around reading Blogs. I noticed yours because I am blogging for the same 3 reasons you are...You are so right about the Christmas movies we watch. Our family favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life"; a good reminder of how God often uses everyday people to do his work.

Susan D said...

Hey lagirl, Thanks so much for your encouragement to my blogging. I'm hopeful that God will carry it's message to those who need it most. Stop by anytime to say "hi."
Susan