Happy Monday my loves..
Tomorrow is the day before Christmas. Carollers visit our house every night. The shops are packed with people. Gifts are everywhere. Christmas lights flicker in every corner I set my eyes on. Pantries are packed with supplies. This is the season when people seem to hate money and they just want to spend it. Giving is common during this season. Do these material things blur our eyes from the real meaning and reason of Christmas?
Families gather together to celebrate. This is also the perfect time for reunions. Most companies offer Christmas break for their employees. This is the week in a year that all employees love. Bonuses, 13th month pay, and break – oh the perks of the season!
Parents get to see their children who are working from afar. Children get to meet their cousins from different places. Family seems to be the star of the season. But is it really?
How many of us still remembers the story of the birth of Jesus? How many times do we tell this story to our children? What do we look forward to during this season?
Kids should be given more than just gifts. They should be given understanding of the real reason for the season. Have we forgotten what happened years ago in Bethlehem? Have we forgotten that we celebrate Christmas because our Saviour was born?
Jesus is the highlight of this season. Let us not forget that. Amidst all the celebration and excitement, let us always keep our eyes focused on HIM who chose to be born unto us, the ONE who chose to die for us so we could live, and the ONE who gives us all the reason to live.
Blessed Christmas my loves 🙂
Isaiah 9:6-7For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.