Christmas is Coming
I am like a child in a candy shop or a toy store when
it comes to Christmas. I can hardly be still and wait for its
arrival. I like buying for my family and friends. I love to decorate
and plan for my family to come over and enjoy the holidays with
me. I like going to my church to hear a concert, seeing a Christmas
drama with friends and family etc. There is so much to do.
There have been some trying situations in this past year. My
sister went to be with the Lord, and then there is the family
problem that needs help with after the holidays, and a trip I
had to cancel because of a check that didn’t arrive in time.
Yet for me those things can’t steal my joy this season because
I just won’t let them.
I really believe in God’s Word when it says He gives us
peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). I know
we are not to live our lives by what we see in the natural or
by our feelings. If so, our emotions would dictate to us daily.
We would be living in a carnal state of mind rather than being
led by the Holy Spirit. It helps to think about all the good things
in my life, and how we should reflect on our blessings not our
My Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful. I knew how blessed I was
since my son cooked all the turkey and trimmings. “Emeril”
the famous chef couldn’t have done it better) and I was
able to share time with family and friends. I decorated my entire
home before Thanksgiving this year since I was going to help decorate
my church a few days afterwards. That was a special time for me
since I enjoy decorating so much, especially at Christmas.
The joy to me at Christmas is thinking about the fact that Jesus,
the Son of God, came to save us and that is the greatest gift
of all, our salvation. That gift is like opening a great big package
that you can share with all you come in contact with … it’s
the gift of His love.
I find it is so much easier to share His love at Christmas. So
if you are feeling kind of down, let your spirit be lifted up
by reaching out to those around you, sharing what you have, even
if it may seem little to you.
The spirit of Christmas is the “JOY” that we can
have all year round. Joy and peace are mine to have everyday.
Remember to think like a little child and sense all the excitement
in the air, because “Christmas is coming.”
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