Last updated on September 15, 2023
As we share the joy of the Christmas holidays, let’s remember Jesus is the reason for the season. Let’s keep Him in our traditions and celebrations as we adorn Christmas trees with colorful ornaments and exchange lavish gifts.
However, the greatest treasures we give may not be wrapped in Christmas tissue but rather in what we do—our forgiveness, joy, and love, filled to the brim, poured out, and shared unselfishly. Let the light of Jesus burn brightly through the window of our hearts.
May it begin with me—more patience, more time, and more of everything I lack. If Jesus gave His all, maybe, just maybe, I can venture out of my own comfort zone. If I try to be more like Him and allow His Word to mold me, perhaps I can be the difference-maker in my world filled with the most precious lives I touch—my children, my family, my friends, my coworkers, and my neighbors.
Most of all, I want to remember what I have to be thankful for. Because of Jesus, I can write the greatest story ever told, of how a babe came from Heaven to earth, born in a manger, wrapped in rags, and who redeemed me….Merry Christmas.