Yes its Christmas time already and I found this article I wanted to share with you. This is an excerpt from an article written by Martha Noebel.
It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us on the streets? Is this really Christmas?
For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmas time when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.
Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. God sent His Son Jesus into world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child. Read Luke 2:4-19
Why did He come? Why did God send His Son to this sometimes cruel and hard world? He sent Jesus to us so that one day, He would grow up to become a very important part of history.
His story (history) is one of truth, love, and hope. It brought salvation to all of us. Without Jesus, we would all die in our sins.
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just
to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.“ - 1 John 1:9
We can truly be happy at Christmas! No matter what may be happening, we can know that we are His children. We then become sons and daughters of God. Heaven will be our home one day.
This is the year to invite Jesus into your heart. You will then have a “Merry Christmas.” The joy and peace will last all year as you look to God for all your needs to be met.
Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Rejoice!