The hustle and bustle throughout the streets..the candles shinning in windows..the music flowing through the house...the smell of christmas dinner being cooked on the stove..the warm fire to lay/sit near..the laughter and smiles being passed around the room..the glittering snow that covers the trees outside..
All those things are nice and probably light up the whole house with a warm, homey glow. It makes everyone feel right at home. But, that is not the reason why we celebrate christmas every single year with all our families. JESUS is the true reason we celebrate Christmas. It's his birth into a lowly manger so that he could die for our sins; that's the real reason. Sometimes with all the things going on we forget that...and I don't want that happeneing this year. And I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to forget that either. May God bless you and your families this year!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
~ Isaiah 9:6