Are we prisoners to the Christmas Season?

Paul wrote from Prison in ROME to the Ephesians ‘I am a prisoner of Jesus Christ’

He did not consider himself imprisoned by Nero but His Love for His Saviour caused him to use his days to comfort the gentile burgeoning church.

My thought today is simply about things we ‘do’ or feel we have to ‘do’ simply because it is Christmas Time.

Take a prayerful look at what you are ‘doing!” Is it because you are expressing that you are a prisoner of Jesus Christ and it is HIS LOVE that prompts your actions, or is it because you are driven by someone’s expectations of what you should be ‘doing’?

I faced this honestly as I decorated a Christmas Tree. Why? This tradition was not always a part of my necessary Christmas as a child………. My father preferred an escape to a distant beach.

Something happened in my heart as I pondered reasons. David and I will be alone this Christmas BUT………….the Reason for the Season is deep in both our hearts so yes maybe I am a prisoner to remembrance in the Season.

If everything I DO is because of LOVE……..I am a prisoner of Jesus Christ and any beauty that shines in our home and lives that proclaims His LOVE then I (we) ………..David puts up lights that only he and I may see) will with JOY and ANTICIPATION put it in place. Gifts, decorations, meals ALL celebration of a special BIRTHDAY…..HIS and all the ‘born again’ who are journeying towards His KIngdom Age and our own eternity.!


May His LOVE infuse your DAY OF Celebration.


About Faye

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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3 Responses to Pre-CHRISTMAS Thought

  1. Amen, Faye. You bring up a great question: why am I doing what I do during this holy season.
    This pandemic has taken away all of our Christmas party obligations. And guess what? We haven’t missed it!

    Perhaps this Christmas can be more like the first one over 2000 years ago.


  2. oneta hayes says:

    Faye, I want to stop a bit here to tell you that you do so appreciate our “sister-hood” made possible by being members of the family of God. Thank you for the likes and comments you leave for me. They are a gift much treasured by bloggers. Those of us who minister in this way for the Lord, do it for love of Him but an awesome side effect of this ministry is to make friends all over the world. I value that so much. Merry Christmas to you and David. Enjoy the Christmas treasurers of beauty you have in your home. They are a reminder of who you worship. They are not idols that you worship. Enjoy your tree and other bits of the season.


    • Faye says:

      Thank you. You are a valued friend, Christian and blogger. I appreciate your writing, wisdom and humour . A joyous Christmas to you and those you love.I pray indeed for His Strength to undergird your life and maintain your ability to blog and inspire.

      On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 at 10:38, PASSIONATE CREATIVE CHRISTIAN wrote:



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