i've heard lots of people talking about how they won't be able to "do" Christmas this year. or they won't be able to "do much" for Christmas this year. WELL, I am planning a huge Christmas this year and this is why.
Jim is still unemployed, my dad's alzheimers has taken a turn for the worse, we have friends who are struggling with jobs-kids-life-etc, my great uncle has cancer and we have dear friends oversees in the heart of the war.
But that's just stuff.
"For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son and those who will believe in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17
"Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words." 2 Corinthians 9:15
"Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the Creator of the sun, moon and stars, who does not change like their shifting shadows." James 1:17
You have the love of your heavenly Father and the gift of His son Jesus Christ. If you haven't accepted this gift yet, now is the time. All you have to do is accept it, admit you need it, admit you want it and open your heart for it. It's that simple. It's the ultimate Christmas present!! Have a humongously huge Christmas this year with the gift that lasts for eternity!
peace on earth and good will to all men.