I changed the format of my blog to perhaps, make one thing in my life simpler. Instead of having scheduled interviews or stories I do as I please on my weblog. If I want to schedule an author who I think is awesome, I will. If I want to chatter for another reason, I can. It’s a freeing feeling.
Often simplifying your life doesn’t always work as you imagined. This week, I’m stuck. What do I write?
I could write about Christmas songs, gift giving or holiday recipes, all those are tried and true topics for December, but I enjoy reading about them, more than scribing the holiday traditions. So, I’m going to set back and enjoy all the other Christmas blogs with their wonderful foods and great gift buying tips.
As I get older, I find myself looking toward Christmas in a different way. The glitter of the season doesn’t hold the appeal it once did, but the reason for the season has become foremost on my mind.
Nevertheless, I know each year I’ll receive the best, most elaborate, fashionable, expensive gift possible.
I look outside on Christmas Eve, hold my head high and gaze into the night. If I’m lucky, the stars will be in a good form, twinkling like the miniature lights which decorate the Christmas trees. The moon cast a glow across the atmosphere. No, I’m not observing the sky looking for Santa Clause to make his grand entrance. I’m searching out the Heavens.
Christmas always makes me grateful for Jesus Christ, without His birth and later, the sacrifice he gave, the world would be doomed.
My mind goes back to The Christmas story in the Bible. I can picture the miracle of Christ's Birth, that one moment in time that changed the world and opened a door for anyone who wants to enter.
Thank you Jesus, for your wonderful, priceless, ageless gift of mankind’s Salvation. Let us always remember the reason for the season.
Luke 2:1-20 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Merry Christmas to all. May the Blessings of the Lord be with you.
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