Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Thursday, December 19, 2013

All Christmas glitter does not bring joy

Cookies, Cards, Caroling

Snow, sleigh rides, sledding

Santa Claus

Trees, Poinsettias, Wreaths
Lights, Ornaments, Tinsel
Stockings hung, Gifts under the tree

Fruit cake, Pumpkin pie, Divinity
Get-togethers, Banquets, Dinners

                                                                         Candlelight worship services
The star, Shepherds, Three kings,
A man, a woman, a stable
The Baby in a manager

HE, Jesus Christ, is the reason Christians celebrate this joyous season... and it is a season. It's more than a day. Churches rehearse sometimes for months for Cantatas, musicals, and candlelight services. We put trees in our homes as soon as the turkey carcass is in the trash. Wreaths hang on our doors, and candles in the windows. Children anticipate—touch, shake, look for a torn corner of paper—unwrapping the gifts in pretty paper with shiny bows. And it’s all to celebrate the birth of our Savior in a manager a little more than 2000 years ago.

However, this season also comes with conflict...