Well TOmoroow is Christmas eve and i finished my Christmas shopping last night and got all my goodies for Christmas dinner....yummy!
Its a wonderful season to get excited about... the decorations,the Chrostmas specials,the smells, The music,the excitement of children especially my lil Travi learning about Santa and how he briings him presents...
He was in walmart shoiting ho ho ho Merry Christmas!
the lady behind the deli counter was saying to everyone .."Santa is Here"...lol
Its also very easy to get so wrapped up and forget what this season is all about.
I am guilty as charged. I was so wrapped up into all the holiday specials making sure Travi understood Santa and all the bells aand whistles that came along with him and when we were saying Happy Birthday Jesus in church he looked confused.
I felt really convivted about that and its just as important or more for him to know the reason of the holiday.
Jesus....the reason of the season!
I dont know if its because we dont have a lot of money this yr because of just having a baby or andys brain surgery or what...so we got a few things for each other and the kids but
im actuallly really enjoying the Christmas season instead of getting frustrated because theres not enough time for shopping and wrapping madness. It was really simple this yr and i have really enjoyed simple...
Its almost like we are brainwashed that the holidays are sopposed to be money and tons of presents,and shopping galore...we have to train ourselves that its not all about that...thats how we were raised to think what Christmas is all about!
We support a lil girl from bolivia going on 5 yrs now and when i got her handmade Christmas card in the mail...i cryed ...like this is what its all about...!!!
My sister is headed to Russia in a few days to bring hope and love to the street kids and orphans, and im more than thrilled that she has a heart to follow after God to do that!
Thats what Christmas is all about to bring hope to the hopeless, Love to the brokenhearted, and Jesus to a ppl who are hurting!
I have a poem i recieved in the mail I'd love to share...
JESUS IS BETTER THAN SANTA
santa lives at the north pole. Jesus is everywhwere
santa rides in a sleigh. Jesus rides on the wind aand walks on water
santa comes in once a yr. Jesus is an ever present help.
santa fills your stockings with goodies. Jesus supplys all your needs.
santa comes down your chimney uninvited. Jesus stands at your door and knocks,and ebters your heart.
you have to stand in line to see santa. Jesus is as close as the mention of his name.
santa lets you sit on his lap. Jesus lets you rest in his arms.
santa doesnt know your name. Jesus knew our name before we did,knows our history,future,and how many hairs are on our head.
santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly. Jesus has a heart full of love.
santa offers Ho Ho Ho. Jesus offers hope,health, and help.
santa says you better not cry. Jesus says: " cast your cares uopn me for i care for you."
santas lil helpers make toys. Jesus makes new life,mends wounded hearts,repairs broken homes,and builds mansions.
santa may make you chuckle,but Jesus gives you joy that is your stregnth.
while santa puts gifts under your tree. Jesus became our gift aand died upon the tree.
Its obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ back in Christmas!
JESUS IS STILL THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!