December 22, 2010

The Perfect Christmas

Searching and Expectation are in the air.  Can you feel it?  Can you see it?

Are you disillusioned by the commercialism of Christmas?  Don't be.

God is great and mighty.  He can take the distraction and greed of consumerism to bring about His good purposes.

If we take time out, get off the "hustle and bustle" train and look around we can see something great.  Look around you.  All the shopping and shipping and decorating and traveling.  For what?  What is it all for?  The perfect Christmas, of course.  Searching and Expectation are in the air.  It is not just one person, either.  It is a whole country...maybe many countries.  I don't know how it is outside of the U.S.A.

Most of us think that once we get to Christmas Eve, or Christmas Morning this magical peace will light upon us.  "Ah," we will say, "I'm so glad it's Christmas!"  Then the next day comes.  Some may have regrets.  Too much money spent, too much alcohol drunk, a disappointing gift, far from home and family.

A 'perfect' Christmas, if it can be found, is fleeting.  It is over the next day.  Instead, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.

The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you  Luke 10

The kingdom of God is within you  Luke 17:21

The kingdom of God is near  Luke 21:31

The kingdom of God is...righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost  Romans 14:17

The kingdom of God is...in power  1 Cor 4:20

And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward menLuke 2:12-14

What if you were far from family and friends? What if you had no money and no place to stay?  What if there was no yummy feast or pretty treats?

So it was for Mary and Joseph and the Babe.  What a Merry Christmas they had!

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart.  Luke 2:19

jennifer pugh

3 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful reminder, Laura. Thank you very much for you care and love and cards and tea and everything you've done for me over the last year. It's been a blessing meeting you and I wish you the best Holidays of all!
    Blessings,
    Ana

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  2. Thank you so mu h for this lovely post. May you and your family nave a blessed Christmas.

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  3. Thank you so much for this post! I really needed it :) Have a Merry Christmas!

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