On the twentieth day of December my true love gave to me,
an alter for my bended knee.
It’s getting closer to Christmas Day and all the partying and gift exchanging aside, we must never forget the real reason for the season. Now is the time to renew and refresh your relationship with the Lord. Being thankful is important- it shows humility and appreciation for your life and the lives of others- but praying to and thanking God for your blessings is necessary. Take a moment everyday to say, “Thank you, Lord.” Seek that awed feeling you get when in the presence of something bigger than yourself. Make your holidays more meaningful and savor this season in good health, good spirits, and good fun.
Most people are familiar with the story The Night Before Christmas, and there are several good Christmas tales out there that tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Our favorite is Room for a Little One, A Christmas Tale. Santa Claus is fun but there is so much more to CHRISTmas; the TRUE meaning for why there is even a holiday called Christmas at all.
“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