The True Reason For The Season

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If you celebrate Christmas, by this time you already have your decorations up, Christmas cards sent, and gifts wrapped under the tree.

But, have you stopped to think about why you’re celebrating? Or, better yet, why it’s called Christmas?

I’ll be honest, sometimes I get so caught up in the gifts and yummy treats that I forget what (or who) I’m celebrating; Jesus.

Whether you really acknowledge the reason for the season or not, this holiday wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for a little boy sent from God to be born in a manger and grow to die for our sins.

 

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To be 100% real, it’s a materialistic world and we can be/are materialistic people. Christmas is a great time to reflect not on things, but people, memories, and simple things we’re blessed with that many others aren’t.

I love to give gifts, and I’ll admit receiving them is great too. But, will we have that gift 20, 30, 50 years from now? More than likely not. But, what we will have is the love of Christ.

Love endures everything and has no expiration date; especially God’s love for us. So whether you celebrate Christmas or not. Take a minute to reflect and give thanks not for things that can be bought, but for the priceless treasures that are all around you.

 

From my family to yours, no matter where you live or what you believe, Merry Christmas.

 

 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

 

Question time:

What is one way you remember the reason for the season?

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18 thoughts on “The True Reason For The Season

  1. Great post. I have been really trying to help my daughter understand “the reason for the season” this year. More books about the real Christmas story, a Little People Nativity scene, and lots of reminders that we have the tree/presents and general celebration because, as my pastor keeps reminding us, “It’s JESUS’ birthday! (Not yours).”

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    • Thank you so much, Kelly! I love your pastor’s message; it’s so true. It is Jesus’ birthday we’re celebrating and we need to be sure to keep the spotlight on that. I think it’s awesome that your trying to instill such values in your daughter. Merry Christmas to you and yours ❤

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  2. What a lovely post! I love to give/receive gifts but you are right, those things will not exist nor make us happy in some years so it’s best to create memories and happy times with our family and friends! Merry Christmas! x

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  3. Love that quote. Thanks for sharing it’s always nice t be reminded what is really important this time of year amidst all the hubbub. When I was growing up our neighborhood always did luminaries (candles in bags with sand) and we’d come home from church or grandparents and the roads were lined with the lights- it was always a nice way to really remind and celebrate the meaning of it.

    Merry Christmas to you and God bless!!

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    • Hi Greg! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog and enjoyed the post. That sounds like such a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas. I’m sure those are memories you will always treasure. Merry Christmas and many blessings to you as well!

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