Keeping the main thing the main thing
Well, it is here. Christmas season. There are those of us who spend the other eleven months of the year waiting for December because of all the wonder of the Christmas season. For many of us who are so blessed, the season will mean sharing meals with friends, family and loved ones. For those of us who can afford it, and some who really can't, it is a time when we relish the feeling of being able to buy and give gifts to others. Of course there is also the joy, for some, of getting to unwrap something either on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Our family always did one on Christmas Eve and the second one on Christmas morning. Of course this was easier when the kids were little and their gifts were not expensive. For some however, this season is a sad one. It is either their first Christmas without a significant person in their life through one form of loss or another. For others it is a time that accentuates the fact they don't have anyone to share the season with. As we move through these holidays, let's be mindful that these folks are out there and are in dire need of something only found in Jesus, His love. It is up to us to show them that love. It can be a simple gesture such as a smile, a hug or a small gift that lets them know someone is thinking of them. In those simple gestures we can convey the love of Jesus to someone who is alone and thinks no one cares. The main thing is the celebration of Jesus' birth. We know that, I don't have to remind anyone of that. That is likely why this month has that special feeling. In case you are not sure what I am talking about, come on in and we can chat about it. Let's celebrate this month in the best way possible, by showing all those around us His love.
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