I am filled with the "Spirit of the Season" how about you??
Not everyone is as chipper about Christmas.
For some, Christmas is a reminder of what they have lost.
For others, financial strain has put a damper on Christmas, leaving them feeling Grinchy.
For still others, the traditions of Christmas have overwhelmed the Spirit of Christmas, and they have become disenchanted with the whole thing.
So, what is Christmas about REALLY??
Christmas is definitely NOT about this guy:
Christmas is NOT about the decorations you put up...
Christmas is NOT about the elves you move...
Christmas is NOT about the cookies you bake...
The REAL meaning of Christmas can't be found in the gifts you buy (and wrap), the cards you send, the parties you attend or even the family you visit.
The REAL meaning of Christmas is found in the "right" motivation behind all that we do during this season.
Ready? The REAL meaning of Christmas is found right here:
Because of LOVE, we live these amazing lives of abundance, we give gifts, mail cards, make our homes beautiful, and delight our children with stories of Santa and Elves.
Because of LOVE, we are given a gift freely, one we often leave on the shelf of our lives, or trip over in our day to day busyness, a gift of hope and peace that we don't always reach for in the darker moments.
Because of LOVE, we can have the hope of eternal life, which is in Christ.
In the midst of the frantic pace of the Christmas season...let us not lose sight of the beauty that encompasses Christmas.
Not in the lights or trees or gifts or elves...
but in the simple beauty of a baby born in a manager...
who grows up to be the Savior of the world.
Blessings on you during Christmas and all year long!
What do YOU think?
For you, what is the REAL meaning of the season?
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