There is already in our secular societies a lot of advertising and marketing
happily announcing CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
ALL of the blurb is about fun times, family and heart restoration after a difficult year.
Money! gifts! Christmas has a lot of elements which most of us look forward to if the happiness of families and children is our goal.
Think about this! What happens if the Baby …..the One who came so long ago as the SAVIOUR has disappeared from all remembrance. Then we can call it a Holiday. It is Christmas because it is the celebration of the birth of Christ.
The whole Christmas package when the baby is returned to HIS place, changes our lives not just for one day of food and mayhem, but inwardly to restore HOPE into the year around the corner.
AS believers let’s make ourselves the promise to Keep our eyes on Jesus in the middle of ALL secular insanity’.
This picture was posted some time ago when the baby was stolen from a sidewalk natvity scene.
Someone’s joking response is truer today than it may have been then.
Perhaps the main suspect is Santa clause???
Blessings! Let’s journey onwards with JOY and Fullness of expectancy towards our Birthday Celebrations.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Christmas is a really hard time to endure, mainly because of the twisting and abuse of true Christmas by the world. The world is happy to replace Jesus with Santa (whose name is an anagram for satan!). I endeavour every year to keep Christ in our family Christmas, there is no real point without Him.
Without Christ it cannot be Christmas. Can it? Family and wonderful memories year by year to make. Celebration of His birthday in the middle of it all makes it all have meaning..
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The most priceless Christmas would be family & friends celebrating Mass together, as the only gift given.