Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Today, I was out-and-about running a few remaining errands before the stores closed tomorrow for Christmas. There definitely was a lot going on in the stores, which is to be expected; however, at some points, it felt like Black Friday all over again! LOL. But my intent about being out didn’t have to do with Christmas shopping, rather than running regular errands that happened to fall on today.

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

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