A Christ Centered Christmas


Keep focusing on what is important!

love this poem that reveals that truth.
1 Corinthians 13. [Christmas Version]

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,but do not show love to my family, i’m just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christians cookies, preparing gourment meals, and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but I do not show love in my family, it profits me nothing,
if I trim the spruce will with shimmering angels and crotcheted snowflakes, attend myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choirs cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.
Love is kind, though harried and tired
Love does not envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table lines.
Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love does not give to those only who are able to give in return; but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.
Love bears all things, believes all things, and hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails!

Note: Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust; but giving the gift of love will endure!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS


People ask, Do you like Christmas? Like it? God planned the world for it! That was the key of history locking together all days. Without Christmas the world would be meaningless… The Incarnation and work of Christ are God’s greatest achievement. Not to worship on Christmas day is scandalous. It is HIS day, not the festival of fried geese. Those who quibble about the 25th of December being once a pagan mid-winter feast have no perspective whatever. They may as well say we can’t grow wheat in a field because some thorns grew there before. Beyond all question the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body! (1 Tim. 3:16) God bless you and MERRY CHRISTMAS.