I will be taking a break until after Christmas but may post occasionally. Will try to read some of your blogs but surely hope that you all have a blessed Christmas!
I will be taking a break until after Christmas but may post occasionally. Will try to read some of your blogs but surely hope that you all have a blessed Christmas!!!
Letter from Jesus about Christmas –
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 – 8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally.. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up… It will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and they don’t need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her..
6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don’t know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary– especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
9. Here’s a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.
Don’t forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I’ll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I’ll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :
I LOVE YOU,
Whose time? Yours? Or Gods? Because if you are a follower of Christ, you are on His time. Time that is running out. Time that is finite.
What would you do if God told you that it was running out? How would you spend it? Would you want to spend the last days of earth with your family or would you rather have your family spend eternity with you?
Do you think God doesn’t have time for you here and now? Perhaps it isn’t the here and now He is worried about for you. Perhaps it is your tomorrow that is more important.
Do you believe in God? Do you trust in His word? Do you have faith that He keeps His promises? He has promised that our time here will not last forever, what are you doing? Your work or God’s work?
Am I being blunt? Am I being harsh? Are you going to be on time?
Psalm 89:47-48 Remember how short my time it; For what futility have you created all the children of men? What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah
Even for all the earth the time grows short.
Christmas Thoughts from Presidents Past – Sunday, December 25, 2011
President Hoover wrote in 1932: “Your CHRISTMAS Service held each year at the foot of a living tree which was alive at the time of the birth of Christ..should be continued as a further symbol of the unbroken chain of life leading back to this great moment in the spiritual life of mankind.” President Eisenhower remarked in 1960: “Through the ages men have felt the uplift of the spirit of CHRISTMAS. We commemorate the birth of the Christ Child by…giving expression to our gratitude for the great things that His coming has brought about in the world.” President Carter commented in 1977: “CHRISTMAS has a special meaning for those of us who are Christians, those of us who believe in Christ, those of us who know that almost 2,000 years ago, the Son of Peace was born.” President Reagan stated in 1983: “CHRISTMAS is a time…to open our hearts to…millions forbidden the freedom to worship a God who so loved the world that He gave us the birth of the Christ Child so that we might learn to love.” Reagan continued: “The message of Jesus is one of hope and joy. I know there are those who recognize CHRISTMAS DAY as the birthday of a wise teacher…then there are others of us who believe that he was the Son of God, that he was divine.”
On Christmas eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. He wrote that day to Spain’s King and Queen: “In all the world there can be no better or gentler people. Your Highnesses should feel great joy, because presently they will be Christians, and instructed in the good manners of your realms.” Also on DECEMBER 24, in the year 1946, lighting the National Christmas Tree, President Truman said: “Our…hopes of future years turn to a little town in the hills of Judea where on a winter’s night two thousand years ago the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled. Shepherds keeping watch by night over their flock heard the glad tidings of great joy from the angels of the Lord singing, ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, peace, good will toward men.’” President Truman continued: “If we will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ’s birth long ago..” Truman concluded: “Through all the centuries, history has vindicated His teaching. In this great country of ours has been demonstrated the fundamental unity of Christianity and democracy.”ord and Saviour Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.”
American Minute with Bill Federer
A wonderful story that reminds us of what Easter means. May God bless you, in His Sons Holy name, I give praise and worship and thanks for the sacrifice that He made.