November 30, 2009

Starting Christmas

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him will have eternal life.” John 3:16

The day after Thanksgiving officially marks the beginning of the Christmas season. We call it Black Friday. Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like a plague? It’s when prices come down and trees start to go up. Let the shopping begin! After the shopping, it’s the baking and the parties and the cards! Ladies and gentlemen, Christmas chaos has arrived.

I am a bit at a loss for words today. I’ve seen the television commercials and I’d like to say that “they say it all” for this blessed time in the lives of believers but indeed they don’t.

If you are like me, your house decorating has begun and gift lists are made and have been checked twice. Nothing wrong with that, but as we begin our official celebration preparations, let’s stop and remember why we are doing it. Let me ask you to ponder this: if God allowed you to give only one gift in your entire lifetime, what would it be and to whom would you give it?

Perhaps by pondering that question along side of John 3:16, we’ll stay focus on the main thing during the holidays.

See you next week!

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