Saturday, December 18, 2010
What is the GREATEST Christmas gift of all?
We live in a very consumer driven country! A place where there is no delayed gratification and a "I want this now" mentality. People are constantly giving gifts to our children of which we have no control! Our houses are bigger, our clothes are nicer, we have so many toys we don't know where to put them all. The worst part about this to me is that we have let consumerism into Christmas. It has become more about what we are going to buy and who we are going to buy it for, than what is REALLY important!! There are children in the world who have nothing. Babies starving and no one to care for them. There are mothers who have had to relinquish their children because they don't know how they could possibly feed them. People without homes at all, and no shoes to put on their feet. But the interesting part about it is that those people are usually the ones that remember what the greatest gifts in life are. There some people that don't like to think about Jesus at Christmas. They apparently have something that is MORE important to teach their children about at this time of year. But I don't care what actual day Jesus was born. He WAS indeed born!!! And HE IS THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL, ANY SEASON, because salvation is free to ALL who will except His love and obey Him. That is the comfort I have at this time of year. That Jesus will care for those people that are less fortunate and He wants US to be their helpers here on earth!!!! We can choose to make this time about others, and about showing the love of Jesus to all those that need Him the most!!