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Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas

It's Christmas. It's time to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world born long ago.


But somehow we haved made it into what it was not designed to be. The word "Christmas" has "Christ" in it. But does our celebration acknowledge that Jesus Christ was born - the Savior of the world? We have made Him unwelcome in our schools and our government. We have rejected His ways of living, and we have rejected His love.





Do we even know the real meaning of love?The Bible says, "Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth: bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy they will be done away; if there are tongues they will cease; if there is knowledge it will be done away......."





Many people cannot get out and about to buy gifts and travel to see family, or even to worship in church this Christmass season because of illness and disabilities. But, I'm thinking that these people can give the best gift of all. Love. In a thousand little ways, the brothers and sisters in Christ, whose bodies are less than whole, have the time to pray for loved ones, the saved and the unsaved, the good and the bad.





Those who are homebound can pray. This is a powerful and loving gift. The only thing it will cost you is time.





Heavenly Father, take my life and make it a prayer.....

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

You are so right that people these days don't really grasp the true meaning of what Christmas is all about and what a wonderful gift was given to us that day with Jesus being born. When I read 1 Corinthians 13, I insert Jesus' name for the word love and as I see those words through his "eyes" so to speak,it makes me want to love people more (and me less, but I'm still working on that concept :)

Prayer is the best gift a person can give to someone. I heard one time that someone gave as a gift to a married couple that they would pray for them daily for their first year of marriage. I thought that was an excellent gift and definitely something no one would want to exchange or complain about if they got more than one of it.

betty