Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy upcoming 2012!!
Let us remember the importance of today and all that it entails. We’re celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Let us also remember those who are less fortunate and those who are experiencing loss during these times. In watching the Weather Channel this morning, they were showing the stories of families who were affected by the wild fires in Texas this year; there was a little girl crying and telling her story of how she missed the toys that she lost---one in particular was her Barbie doll. In driving to church this morning, I saw a homeless man on the side of the road, going along his way. In watching CNN today, they were broadcasting news on churches in Nigeria that were being bombed while conducting their Christmas church services----there were lives lost.
It’s okay to appreciate the gifts and to give them, but let us not lose sight of God in every situation, in every loved one, & in the giving that we do. Jesus is the reason for the season; He’s in the midst of everything.
"This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ." -Frank McKibben
May we pray for each other today & always. We’re in this together!! Let us take nothing & no one for granted.
"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." -Oren Arnold
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2011