Live Christmas Everyday

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During the Christmas season, people for the most part are more loving, caring, and giving.  It’s like they get a glimpse of Jesus and share Him, even if it is just for a little while.

 

I think there is this whole innocence surrounding Christmas.  If we allow God to be seen through all the hustle and bustle, He will renew our hearts.  For me, as I’ve grown older and have leaned on God more and more, taking in the purity and joy of the season has renewed my faith.

I search for those glimpses of Jesus in others. I look for the good in them.  I am reminded that there is good in the world and that good is the love of God.

 

My favorite Christmas book is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Each year, when I read the last chapter, I have chills run through me. I am reminded that the picture of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus isn’t the pretty picture we see on Christmas cards, but like the narrator of the book said, they were refugees, stuck in place by people who didn’t really care much what happened to them.  They were dirty. They were tired. They were real.

 

And Jesus.

 

Jesus was born and lived….a real person.  He didn’t come down to earth like something out of Marvel Comics. He was born….like us. He lived on this earth….like us.  It was all for us.  The greatest gift…. was sent for us.

 

My faith is renewed during this time of year because there are those reminders of who Jesus is and what He means, whether its found in a Christmas movie or song or in a book about some wild kids who learn about Jesus through a Christmas pageant.

 

Through daily thanksgiving, I think it is possible to celebrate the birth of Jesus year round. We can do this through prayer, Bible study, praise, worship, and fellowship. We can do this by our thoughts, words, and actions. I think it is important to celebrate daily the birth of Jesus. If we show our love for him in all we do every day, people will catch on and want what we have…..HIM.

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One Comment

  1. Shelly Johns
    Posted December 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully worded, Natasha!

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