Monday, December 17, 2012

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more." -Dr. Suess

This Christmas season is looking very different that the ones I remember as a little girl. I remember decorating our house with tons of lights to out-shine our neighbor. I remember buying and wrapping expensive presents to put under our tree and give to people who already had it all. I remember how on Christmas eve, we would sit by our huge tree and read the Christmas story (nope, not the one about Jesus, the one about Santa.) Then we would put out cookies and milk and head off to bed dreaming about what he would bring us this year. On Christmas morning we would wake up early and run downstairs to see an abundance of presents covering our living room.

We were celebrating Christmas for all of the wrong reasons. You see, we weren't really celebrating the birth of our savior, we were celebrating ourselves. 

This year, my family isn't doing any Christmas presents. It's kind of hard to justify spending $50 on a present when you know families who barely make that in a month. So, we are spending this holiday season as a family, celebrating our King.


Pretty much everyone knows that the first part of Christmas is Christ. You will even see a lot of people writing it CHRISTmas, but what they may not know, is that the second part has a meaning too. In Spanish, the word "mas" means more. Now, because I know that Jesus is multilingual, I think the term Christmas means something to him. Its not just a word someone made up for his birthday, I think it truly means that we are supposed to have more of Christ. I challenge you to do that this Christmas season. Have more Christ, and less Santa and presents. More of him, and less of you.

"He must increase, but I must decrease." - John 3:30

One of the things that Jesus seems to have a passion for in the scriptures, is helping the least of these. How about about this year, in honor of Jesus' birthday, give a gift that honors Him. Give HOPE to the least of these. Hope for this life, and the next. Buy a brick.


 

3 comments:

  1. Well said. Thank you for living for Jesus Christ... Keep shining bright!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    In Him,
    Daleea

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  2. Love it! no santa in our casa:) he is not real. CHRIST is and thank God He is. MoreChrist you mean MasChrist. I remember some crazy guy in Caddo started a page to Honor Him. Feliz Navidad, Happy Nativity, why wouldn't it be; Christ our King is born. Enjoy las posadas:)

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  3. Once again, you speak to my heart. ((hug))

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