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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Reason for the Season

Baking Christmas Cookies.  Hanging Ornaments on the Christmas Tree.  Shopping for that special gift.  Winter break from school.  All of these things bring back warm memories of Christmas spent with family and friends.  As we approach this holiday season, it is so easy to get caught up in all the “Holiday Hype” and forget the true meaning of this season.  It is not about the gift giving (although it is a fun tradition); it is not about the family getting together and enjoying a meal together.  The real meaning of Christmas is about God’s Love …. That God so loved us that He sent Jesus so that we could have eternal life with Him.  Jesus is the Reason for this season.  So while retail stores and corporations are saying “Happy Holidays”, I insist on saying “Merry Christmas”.   This holiday, take time to be grateful for the Ultimate Gift … the gift of Jesus. 

Moms, read the Christmas story to your children on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning (Read Luke 2:1-20).  Remind them what this season is really about.

From our home to yours, from Village Moms and Crossroads: May you know the Peace that comes from a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus.  Have a blessed Christmas.

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