Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The stockings are filled.......
The presents are all wrapped and under the tree......
The tree is brightly lit and decorated......
The candles are lit on the mantle......
Cards and packages have arrived from far away with more to come.......
Snow is on the ground.......
Christmas music is playing on iTunes.......

Yes, Christmas is definitely here. However, none of the items mentioned above are the reason or meaning behind this most special of days. We, as Christians, are blessed above everyone to realize that the reason for Christmas -- our wonderful baby Saviour Jesus Christ -- became the man who would die on the cross and take all our sins away. I can't even wrap my mind around that -- that He would love us ME enough to be born into this world, only to die. Thank you, Jesus.

May you be blessed as you celebrate Christmas this year, remembering in awe the birth of Emmanuel -- God WITH us. But please remember -- the baby in the manger became the Christ of the cross. Without that, the Christmas story is incomplete.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!

4 comments:

Amy Fichtner said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!!

jfrogster said...

hey you! Merry Christmas to you and James! again!

hey read my blog about how the kiddies reacted to the gifts you sent. It's pretty funny. Hopefully we can talk soon.:)

Love you!

Kristi said...

Born to die...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

~Kristi

MyKidsMom said...

Amen! It's hard to imagine celebrating Christmas with no thought of the greatest gift of all, but it's true that many people do.

Just had to stop by from jfrogster's blog to say hello to her sister:)