Hello All,sitting here pondering all the people that I have spoken to this year about Christmas. So many, including myself, just *NOT* that excited about the Christmas Season this year.

And I have found that to be strange. Some thoughts on this Season:“It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas?

Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmastime when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons.

Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength.

You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event.

They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child.For me, Christmas is the Greatest Love Story ever told. Why was Jesus Born? Why did God send his only Son to this Earth? Christmas is an expression of our Creators love for us, for you and for me.

It is about Loving on family and friends. It’s not the gifts or the dinners or the parties, it is all about sharing the Love that our Creator has placed into our hearts. We are like rooms. Our lives contain moments of happiness and joy blended with a mix of sorrow and loneliness.

Do you feel broken and alone this Christmas? Jesus came to restore our broken world. He loves you, and freely offers hope and love to you this holiday season.

“So, it is my Hope, that you have a Very Merry Christmas!

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