Giving to Guatemala

Monday, December 8, 2008

A little Christmas cheer

This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity for me. Christmas is fast approaching and I'm almost finished with my shopping! After church yesterday, Samantha and I decided to go and do a little shopping. I finished mom's and Caiti's and now just have dad's to get. He's so hard to buy for though. I never know what to get him. We found some great deals at just about every store we went to, so of course we were excited about that!

As we were going through the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season yesterday, I couldn't help but think about the real reason for Christmas. Jesus' birth. One of the songs we sang at church yesterday was Away in a Manger. Such a sweet, simple song. Probably one of my favorites. During church I sat and thought about all the people in the world who don't know or don't celebrate Jesus' birth this time of year. And I feel sad for them. Sad because they probably don't know where they are going when they die, they don't know the love that Jesus has for them, they are trying to buy happiness this time of year through presents and material things...yet get discouraged when that happiness only lasts for a morning or two. And so I prayed. I prayed that more people this year would "get it" and stop and realize and answer God's call to come to Him. After all, Jesus is the Reason for the Season :-)


A time to remember Jesus' birth,
God's gift to man
A time to reflect on the year,
and look forward to the next one
A time to give unselfishly,
and stay that way throughout the upoming year
A time to CELEBRATE our Saviour's birth,
the best gift man could receive.