My Christmas Wish For You
I wish you a merry Christmas
GOOD MORNING !
It is a special day today! The whole reason for all the preparation and work that we’ve done the month of December has arrived. First and foremost today I’ll be going to church to thank our dear Lord for his marvelous gift to us. I will be saying some extra prayers too as there are so many in need of them right now.
Too often we come up to Christmas eve and Christmas day, as well as the days after, with little or no time for prayer at all. Every moment, it seems, is filled with some preparation, some tradition, having people over to our house or going to others' homes. Even those who are home bound or those of us who might be alone these days sometimes have difficulty getting to the heart of the Gift offered us these days.
This is the day that Christians have set aside to celebrate the beginning of the greatest gift mankind has ever received. Coming into the Christmas season with a grateful heart is essential if you really want to make the extension from Jesus's giving of His amazing gift to your giving and receiving
One of the great opportunities we have these days is to savor the Christmas season. Christmas is not a single day; it's a season. In our church it is a two week period
This is the proclamation made in many of our churches today
Today, the twenty-fifth day of December
From ancient times, this has been the way the Church begins its celebration of this glorious day. It offer us a sense of the place in history that the birth of our Savior has and invites us to rejoice
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Thought For The Day
A Christmas Prayer
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
May the Christmas morning
make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us
to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake.
Yea, Lord, we greet thee Born this happy morning... Son of the Father Now in flesh appearing. Oh come, let us adore him... Christ the Lord
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?