Friday 12.23.11

As Christmas gets closer, I almost get sad because it goes by so fast. Many people have different feelings of Christmas. Some people hate the holiday because all it means to them is a big hassle and it drains their wallets. While it is evident that we all get wrapped up in the shopping and tree decorating and cookies…What does the Christmas holiday mean to you. First of all it should not be just a holiday but an extension of everyday life. Every day is a gift from God.   I love the Christmas decorations and the lights. It sparks an excitement and the fun that comes with each glimmer and sparkle.

“Over the years, the Christmas tree has become a symbol of Christ as the “tree of life.” Through the birth of Jesus, believers have been given God’s gifts of life, light and wisdom. Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, about the year 1500, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight. When he got home, he set up a little fir tree indoors so he could share this story with his children. He decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christ’s birth.”

Celebrate the reason for the season and that is Jesus Christ!

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. ~John 5:26

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