He is Risen! This is why I'm a Christian why I believe, why I have a relationship in Christ! Why I am going to heaven. Some people might think this is His second coming, no it's not. This is only the beginning of a fresh start before He comes again! Check out the videos, hope you all have a Happy Easter!
At work we all did up some stockings and decorated for Christmas. There was all kinds and they looked pretty nice, I should of took a pic of all to show ya, but at the same time being that the job I have u can't post everything up from work online. I will share you mine that I did up last minute yesterday before the Christmas party today.
They say you should keep God and work separate, I'm sure if it would be alright to share this kind of stocking at work, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and be different and do it anyway. It's not being pushy but it's still a way to share what Christmas means! 🙂
It is another year another winter season we have begun here in the Great White North! It is like literally 2 weeks away untill Christmas!! Favourite time of the year. Emotional time of the year with memories of loss, but need to try and remember it's Jesus birthday to celebrate His life. God's gift to the earth for His people.
Speaking of gifts it was pondering me the other day I was cleaning the school gym and thought, we often give and recieve gifts at Christmas and birthdays and other occasions we can think of. As Christians sometimes we think it's not about the gifts that means Christmas because of the comerciallism or people use the Santa Clause statement to tie gifts with Christmas. As Christans we know Christmas means it's about Jesus. True! it is about Jesus! but if we give and get gifts why do we need to feel guilty about that part of Christmas?
Not saying to get involved in the commercialism of Santa and stuff, but if you give the whole gift giving some thought Jesus is a gift, God gave us the greastest gift of all time! and people that came to see Mary, Joseph and thier new baby have brought them all kinds of gifts like it says in Matthew and other parts that talk about the Christmas story in the New Testimate. One person however was rather poor and couldn't afford to give Jesus a gift like gold, frankensece and mere which are also great gifts. The little drummer boy gave a gift of song he played from his drum.
Gifts go way back than we could ever think. We think it's a 20th century thing, nope it's like many years B.C or when He came. The bible dosen't just talk about Jesus being our gift from God, the bible also mentions spiritual gifts that God also gives us like the gift of healing, decernment, even encouragement is a gift. being able to encourage others can take some effort at times, but it can come easy if you let God open your heart to see the good in people. Romans talks about the different spiritual gifts. Of course that is another topic to talk about on it's own.
The point being, don't feel guilty if some of you are for giving and reciving a gift or two and stuff. Not with a greedy attitude thinking we deserve something so gimmie gimmie anyway, but be greatful and thankful and not expecting (even though we know family and friends are bound to get us something) we can be nice about it and blessed that you've been thought of.
While your rushing about for Christmas just remember to keep Christ in Christmas!