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Holidays are stressful enough with out the current political turmoil from this past election. Regardless if your a Democrat, Republican, Green Party, or Libertarian, some fun loving family member will always making things exciting. Maybe you have that Uncle who doesn't know how to bite his tongue, or a cousin who messes up your room and you have to clean it up, or the aunt that thinks she can cook but all her food is over or under cooked, and your forced to eat it to be polite. I get it - we all them in one form or another. We just want to get through the holidays.
Wait a moment .. get THROUGH the holidays!!!
This is where we have ALL gone wrong.
For us, it's not the holidays, it's not X-Mas, and it's definitely not about Santa Clause. To have Christmas, CHRIST is a MUST. Let's not forget the reason we are celebrating. We buy gifts for our family and friends representing the Wise men bringing gifts to Jesus. The holidays isn't about us, but about Him - with a capital "H"! If we think about what Jesus stands for, what he stood for, and what he taught, then it only seems appropriate to honor that during this Christmas season.
So I ask, and challenge you just that. Honor Jesus this Christmas. Here's just a few ideas.
- Adopt a solider stationed at a base near you. The military has these programs so these men and women can experience the love of family as they are not able to go home because they are on duty. They join you for dinner and family festivities.
- Work with your community agencies to adopt a child and buy presents for those who do not have anything - not even the basic necessities.
- Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children or a soup kitchen bringing cheer to those around you.
- Participate in Operation Christmas Child spreading the Love of Christ worldwide.
Start new traditions with your family with any of the above items and spread the Love, Joy, Cheer, and Good news of Christmas.
God Bless each of you this Christmas season.
Love in the Lord,