In the midst of all of this, I began to take in my surroundings & what people were saying. Many conversations & actions focused on last minute gifts that were needed. But somewhere in it all, I began to wonder if people overlooked the real meaning of Christmas---the birth of our Lord & Savior, Jesus. Do we get so caught up on the shopping, that the importance of Christmas is forgotten? Do we thank God for the real gift---our salvation because of Christ? We have the best gift that we can appreciate each & every day we’re alive.
Take time to reflect on Christmas, it’s meaning, & how much God loves us. He gave His only Son for our sins. Take time with loved ones & enjoy every moment, as life is fleeting. Praise more, smile more, appreciate more, & live more. Jesus died for us to live life & to live it more abundantly; He’s the true gift of CHRISTmas.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas!!! May God bless you always.
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2013