Hat Tip: BB
It’s been a long, hard year for many of us. So today, my prayers and thanks are with each and every one of you. This coming year will be the fight of our lives, so rest up and get ready for battle! We will take our country back and restore it to the vision of the Founding Fathers, or we will die trying.
This Christmas I am giving thanks for our Savior and for all God has blessed us with. I’m willing to fight for it and I know many of you are too. Have a wonderful and blessed celebration with your loved ones. I hope there is much laughter and love for all of you and your families on this wonderful day. I want to share some items that are special today. Enjoy!
From Wayne Leeper:
The greatest joy of Christmas morning is the sound of Children’s laughter. As the morning dawns the pitter-patter of little feet can be heard going down the stairs or down the hall. With eyes sparkling and hearts thumping they rush to see what Santa left under the tree. Will their letters have been answered and the promises of Santa at the mall been kept? Their belief is so innocent, so un-conditional, and so un-demanding, yet filled with the honest expectation only a child can know. May their innocent joy and belief in something unseen be something we make of our lives as well? For those tiny smiling faces represent the true Spirit of Christmas.
So, is it really unreasonable to believe in that which we cannot see? We cannot see the wind, but does anyone doubt that it exist? We can know it does because we can see its affects. This is also true of the Spirit of Christmas. We know it exist because we can see its affects all around us. The innocent belief in Santa that lives in the hearts of young children is no different from the belief in God which lives in the heart of every Christian. May the love, joy and laughter of the young live deep in the cathedral of our hearts as well! May the gifts under the tree remind us of the greatest gift ever given to mankind! May the joy of giving make all of us mindful that our cup runs over with blessings, which must be shared with others; whether they be family, friends, or strangers?
May the time with family and loved ones remind us that there is a place waiting where association with family and loved ones, past, present, and future will not be limited by time? Yes, the expectation of life together in a land where we will never grow old is as reasonable as believing in the wind. Jesus said, “Allow little children to come to me.” Again He said “unless one becomes like one of these little children, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.” The belief in the unseen can never be expressed better than that which we see living in the hearts of our children. Like little children, there is a Spirit of Christmas which lives within each of us. There is an expectation of life without end, because we believe in “the Baby in the Manger.”
As the world awakes this morning, my prayer is that we can all become like little children whose laughter fills our hearts and our homes. And, may the Spirit of Christmas never be allowed to die.
Well The Council’s taking the week off, but here are a few Christmas treats for you… have a wonderful Christmas!!
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