Dreaming of a Right Christmas
By Steve Williams
Howdy Folks, and Merry Christmas,
Are you desiring a Right Christmas this year? Many people say they want a Right Christmas just like they say they want a Right Relationship With God but it seems they really don’t because of what they do. We want Christmas white and bright. We want the tree, the decorations, the lights, the eggnog, and the presents. We want everyone to be happy. We want to be able to get and give plenty. We want peace and joy to abound. In reality, Christmas often turns into a real hassle. You are rushed and pushed for time. You spend money you don’t have for people you don’t even like to acquire things they don’t even want or need. Christmas is filled with many Distractions. Between the Personalities, the Presents and the Practices, it is easy to forget the real reason for this day. In fact, many of the things we do and love so are nothing more than ancient pagan rituals and symbols hijacked by the Christian church.
In our struggle to get it right, we often get it dead wrong and end up making ourselves and others miserable. I truly believe God wants us to get it right. I believe that He is not so interested in our having a WHITE Christmas as He is interested in our having a RIGHT Christmas. So, how can we have a right Christmas? What do we need to understand and change in our lives that will allow Christmas to be a time of blessing and wonder instead of being a time of stress and tension?
So Just How Can We Have A Right Christmas this year?
1st Remember Just Who’s Birthday We Are Celebrating. Jesus Christ the Son of God and the Savior of sinners. The one who was born to make a way to heaven for all people that will believe in Him and accept Him to be their personal Savior.
2nd Remember the Gift that has been given. We spend much time searching for just the right gift and God the Father has given to us His only Son Jesus Christ to be that perfect gift that lives within our heart and lives forever.
3rd Remember He’s the Gift that Keeps on Giving all year long. See The Spirit of God that lives within us is there to Convict us when we are doing, acting or thinking, or living wrong. Comfort us when Hurts and Sorrows come into our lives and is Calling us to share with others what He has done for us and showing others His Love for them.
4th Remember to Worship Him for who He is. He is your Wonderful Counselor. You can be sure God has never had and never will give you the wrong Counsel. You worship Him because He’s your Mighty God. See we face things every day that only a mighty God can handle. You Worship Him because He’s your Everlasting Father, who has always been and will always be there for us no matter what. You Worship Him because He is The Prince of Peace. He can Give Peace in the Middle of a Storm, “At the brink of a Disaster“ “ In The Darkest Hour” “ When everything is falling apart” “When there seems to be no Hope. He will give you a Peace that passes all understanding. The Peace that God gives is not the absence of trouble but is rather the confidence that He is there with you in the midst of trouble. So if you dreaming of a Right Christmas put Christ where He belongs this Christmas Season.
Words of Wisdom:
- God is in the details of Christmas. N/A
- Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
- Christmas is the day that holds all time together. Alexander Smith
- God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. N/A
Words of Humor:
- Thanks for the electric guitar you gave me for Christmas,” little Chris Cody said to his uncle the first time he saw him after the holidays. “It’s the best present I ever got.” “That’s great,” said his uncle. “Do you know how to play it?” “Oh, I don’t play it,” the little fellow said. “My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week not to play it at night.